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By Keith Dowman

(Foreword via Bhakha Tulku Pema Rigdzin) 'The 5 texts translated from Tibetan into English during this publication are thought of the 1st transmission of Dzogchen Ati to Tibet (Snga 'gyur lnga). They represent the basis and essence of Dzogchen in Tibet -- uncomplicated, uncooked Dzogchen precepts, thoroughly styled 'radical Dzogchen'. this can be the specific, amazing instructing of our Nyingma lineage. the nice masters have all attained cognizance via Dzogchen, modern masters all owe their prestige to Dzogchen, and any attainment sooner or later could be in keeping with the precepts of Dzogchen Ati.'

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17 EYE OF THE STORM Goal-oriented stnvmg is redundant because pristine awareness itself, moving so fast that fulfilment is simultaneous with the need, is totally satisfying. Such pristine awareness is like the wishfulfilling gem of the masters that is the source of infinite virtue, the precious jewel that we carry in veneration upon our heads. It is like a soul-mate who responds to our unspoken wishes, has no self-directed or ulterior motivation and remains constant in all circumstances whatsoever.

Buddha' has no substance or continuity whatsoever, so the label does not refer to any entity or state. Then, when 'buddha' is revealed, there can be no objectification of nondual buddhahood. It cannot be conceptualized and 'he who knows does not speak'. So the word 'buddha' remains phony in any context and whether in a delusive or nondelusive state 'he who speaks does not know'. 17 Consummate, beyond desire, serene, insubstantial, and utterly foregone, the nature of the miraculous ambrosia does not depend upon any technique.

To take the teacher's word literally is, for example, to construe reality as something concrete to be attained by striving in technique and method rather than as a door into the reality of the moment. Words and concepts are a means to their own transcendence in the here-and-now. Fascination with structure is a deviation; doctrine professed as 'true' and 'correct' gives Vajrasattva a mask of the ridiculous. 5 Bewilderment and Ignorance Are the Ground of Enlightenment Purity and impurity, as one, indissolubly mixed, pristine awareness and bewilderment are indivisible; this is the lamp of unimpeded clarity free of mentation and intractable nescience, in itself, is sovereign samadhi.

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