Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Miscellaneous Terms N - R

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NATURAL HIERARCHY...(Lha, Nyen and Lu Principles)...(Sacred order, sacred source)..Lha is the highest point, the point that catches the light of the rising sun first and reflects the Great Eastern Sun first." (Trungpa: 1984..pg 135)..."Lha, nyen, and lu describe the protocol and the decorum of the earth itself, and show how humans can weave themselves into that texture of basic reality." (Trungpa: 1984..pg 134)...."In Shinto, there is a word naka-ima (literally, middle-now). The word naka (middle, center, inside) not only denotes a relation of place, but also spatially the best place and temporally the best time. These words express to perfection the Shinto idea of regarding this world as a world full of blessings."..(Jinja: 1958...pg 23)...

"NATURAL STATE.....Even though one's original nature, as light and space, is like the clear open sky, it becomes obscured and clouded over by an ignorance that grasps at the reality (bdag 'dzin) these clouds represent one's delusions or Samsaric visions. Becoming liberated from these clouds, one's own real nature as awareness or Rigpa comes into visible manifestation, just as when the clouds in the sky dissipate, the sun becomes clearly visible. Therby one's view and con's conduct and activity in the world become inseparably linked. One acts spontaneously in terms of the Natural State, without any deliberation or artifice. The Primordial State, the Nature of Mind, being Shunyata andbeing without any source or ground (gzhi-med-rtsa-bral) in the causal processes of Samsara, totally transcends the intellect (blo 'das chenpo). Yet at the same time it may be directly discovered within one's own immediate experience in this present life by way of the practice of contemplation, a state that goes beyond the mind." .......John Myrdhin Reynolds....'The Oral Traditions From Zhang-Zhung'....Page 240 (The Guru Yoga for Tapihritsa, the most important master in the transmission of the lineage of the Zhang-zhung Nyan-gyad).

NON-AGGRESSION...."The key to life and to perception altogether is non-aggression. It is how to perceive reality at its best. Out of that comes the notion of dignity."...(Trungpa: 1984..pg 101)....."According to the Buddhist vajrayana tradition, if your mind is preoccupied with aggression, you cannot function properly."..(Trungpa: 1996..pg 15)...

PARALLEL UNIVERSE..."In Shinto, it is believed that the world of the noble ancestors is connected spiritually to this world. Theirs is a second world, an unseen world in contrast to this visible world. They live, so to speak, in a second 'this world'."...(Jinja: 1958...pg 24)...."In the I Ching, every event in the visible world is the effect of an 'image', that is, an idea in the unseen world. Everything that happens on the Earth is only a reproduction of an event in a world beyond our sense perception. As regards its occurrence in time, it is later than the suprasensible event."...(Wilhelm: I Ching..pg lvii)...."A black hole will go to zero mass then disappear. These particles will go to another baby universe. Baby universes occur in imaginary time, not real time." (Hawkens: Brief History of Time)

PASSION...."Straightforward, pure passion--without ice, without water, without soda--is good! It is drinkable; it is also food; you can live on it!"..(Trungpa: 1996..pg 15)...."If your mind is preoccupied with passion, there are possibilities. Artistic talent is somewhat related to the level of passion, or heightened interest in the intriguing possibilities of things."...(Trungpa: 1996..pg 15)...

PRECIOUS SUBSTANCES...Six essential ingredients: saffrom seeds, sandalwood powder, camphor, powder of teak, copper dust, powdered cloves...."the 'first offerings' (phud) of the three 'white substances' (dkar gsum) milk, yogurt, and butter.(Norbu: 1995..pg 56)..."five perfumes: sandalwood, musk, jasmine, saffron, and camphor"...

PRESENCE...."Presence in energy, presence in power, presence in joy, presence in clarity, presence in the inseparability of clarity and emptiness in the natural state of mind." (Wangyal: 1993...pg 88)...

PRIMORDIAL PURITY..."the master warrior has relaxed completely into the unconditional purity of the cosmic mirror." (Trungpa:1984, pg 177)....ka dag: primordial purity, original purity, the basic nature of sentient beings which is originally untainted by defilement and beyond confusion and liberation...ka dag klong yangs: the vast space of primordial purity"..."The Dzogchen texts postulate a primordial purity (kadag, dodme shi, etc) on the basis of which both Enlightenment and the deluded appearance of samsara have arisen." (Samuel: 1993..pg 464)...."According to Dzogchen, the essence (ngo bo) of the base of everything (kunzhi) is empty (ston pa nyid) and primordially pure (ka dag)." (Wangyal: 1993..pg 41)..."MA, the mother (kunzhi) has the quality of primordial purity because she is not tainted by any obscurations or by the dualism of samsara and nirvana, virtue or non-virtue, passions and blessings, thought and wisdom, happiness and suffering, inner and outer, subject and object, cause and effect, or any bias toward good or bad." (Wangyal: 1993..pg 120)...."The basis of Great Eastern Sun vision is realizing that the world is clean and pure to begin with in its natural, original state." (Trungpa: 1984..pg 58)..."this display of 'sound, light' and color is inherently present within the expanse of 'primordial purity' which is the ground."..(Sogyal: 1992..pg 275)..."The Buddha informed Sariputra that the universe is always pure, but in order to effect the spiritual maturity of beings, it appears to be flawed."(Kongtrul: 1995..pg 48)...."The fruition of the warrior's path is the experience of primordial goodness, or the complete, unconditioned nature of basic goodness."..(Trungpa: 1984..pg 58)...

PURIFICATION...."Chapter in Nelson: 1996: 'Being dirty, getting clean, and the ritual of great purification."....

RAINBOW BODY...T: jalu...

REALITY..."Words don't mean very much. Reality means a lot." (Trungpa)...."the sphere of reality (dharmadhatu) never changes, never becomes anything other than itself. It always remains empty of true existence." (Kongtrul: 1995..pg 49)..."When you click into the iconography of the cosmos, you are able to experience a sense of reality that is not dependant on reinforcement. The experience is not unconditional."..(Trungpa: 1996..pg 95)...."Reality seems to be the basic space in which we operate in our ordinary, everyday life."...(Trungpa: 1996..pg 52)..."Since there is no one to perceive a mind or reality, the notion of existence in terms of 'things' and 'form' is delusory; there is no reality, no perceiver of reality, and no thoughts derived from perceptions of reality."..(Trungpa: 1973..pg 196)....."In general, all followers of the Great Vehicle assert that completely false truth is fabricated and superimposed onto genuine reality, while actual genuine truth is not fabricated and involves no superimposition." (Kongtrul: 1997..pg 47)

RENUNCIATION...."In the ordinary sense, renunciation is often connected with asceticism...you give up the sense pleasures of the world and embrace an austere spiritual life in order to understand the higher meaning of existence. In the Shambhala context, renunciation is quite different. What the warrior renounces is anything in his experience that is a barrier between himself and others. Renunciation is making yourself more available, more gentle and open to others. You renounce your privacy." (Trungpa: 1984..pg 66)......"Pon, unlike the religious outgrowths of the Aryan culture, especially Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism in their quasi-popular forms, gives little heed to the pursuit of salvation through the practice of austerities." (Trungpa: 1978)....."In Dzogchen there is nothing to renounce, we must integrate with the negative as well as the positive." (Wangyal: 1993..pg 97)..."The basic idea of asceticism, leading a life according to the dharma, is to be fundamentally sane."..(Trungpa: 1973..pg 47)....."The great poet-yogin Milarepa was a classic example of the yogi-renunciate tradition. But his asceticism was simply an expression of his character. He wanted to be simple and he led a very simple life."..(Trungpa: 1973..pg 240)....

RICHNESS...Tib: yun (dbyun)..."The real meaning of wealth is knowing how to create a goldlike situation in your life. You may not have any money but you still manifest richness in your world. Appreciating wealth and richness come from being a basically decent human being." (Trungpa: 1984..p 143-144)....."Nor lha: the deity of wealth...dwells on a lotus; he accumulates jewels." (Nebesky:1956..p 332)....Vaisravana (rNam thos sras): the God of Wealth....."Chuglha: the god of wealth wears a golden per over golden armor. Carries a multicolored victory banner in his right hand. He vomits gems." (Trungpa: 1978...pg 224)...."The Zijid explains that when someone is afflicted by poverty it is necessary to increase the cha and the yang." Rituals are described to summon the cha and yang present in the universe. (Norbu: 1995..pg 72)...."Namse (Rnam-thos-sras) a manifestation of Kuvera, the God of Wealth." (Paul: 1982..pg 111)...."In many Tibetan houses, a white dgra lha mask is always hung to insure good luck and prosperity for the family. A thangka showing the nine dgra lha is also hung." (Nebesky: 1956..pg 335)..."the term gYang can be rendered by prosperity, fortune." (Norbu: 1995..pg 247)..."the ritual of yang-gugs (the summoning of the essence of fortune) is considered to be very important." (Karmay: 1975..pg 209)...

RIGPA...."In different traditions, Rigpa is called God, Self, Shiva, Brahman, Vishnu, Hidden Essence, or Buddha Nature"..(Sogyal: 1992..pg 47)...

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