ATIYOGA DZOGPA CHENPO ORAL TRANSMISSION &
THE CUCKOO´S SONG OF TOTAL PRESENCE : Alive
Dharma teaching, May 23, 2009
Dear Friends of Buddha Dharma-OBF International,
may these words find you in perfect peace, health, prosperity and inspiration. If you have questions about Buddhist meditations,prayers,studies,wholesome Buddhist medicine etc. don´t hesitate to send them. Today´s alive Dharma brings two teachings : Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo oral transmission and Cuckoo´s song of total presence.
Tomorrow begins special month of Saga Dawa and the calendar with recommended Dharma practices is included.
I.BUDDHIST MEDITATIONS & PRAYERS (since 1988)
Every Sunday from 4-5 pm (GMT +1) or according to your local time. Programme of Visual Dharmas.
Buddhist lunar calendar : May-June 2009 SAGA DAWA
May 31: 8th day dedicated to Medicine Buddhas and Arya Tara; related Visual Dharmas: Medicine Buddha Blessings, 21 verses of praise .
June 2 : 10th day, dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava: Guru Pema Dorje Tsal. Deluded ministers of Orgyen try to burn Guru Rinpoche and his spiritual consort alive. He turns the flames of the funeral pyre into a lake from which he emerges with Mandarava on a lotus. The king, ministers and people of Orgyen are inspired with devotion. He is known as Guru Pema Dorje Tsal- Guru with the Lotus and Vajra. Dharma practice: Ganapuja or Tsog offering.
Related Visual Dharma: Dances of Eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. (* Some scholars believe that the land of Orgyen was in the upper Swat valley, today´s Northern Pakistan. Stone carvings of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and of Guru Rinpoche are still visible, although majority was destroyed by Muslim invaders !)
June 7 (Sunday): Dharmachakra day, celebrating Lord Buddha Shakyamuni´s enlightenment and mahaparinirvana. Related Visual Dharma: Buddha´s enlightenment.
June 10 : Anniversary of Patrul Rinpoche. Dharma practice: Guru yoga of white A. Patrul Orgyen Jigme Chökyi Wangpo (born 1808) was important Buddhist master of Nyingma Vajrayana Longchen Nyingthig lineage. Recommended reading : Words of my perfect teacher (Kunzang Lamay Zhal-lung). Related Visual Dharma: Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism.
June 18: Dakini day . Dharma practice : Ganapuja , Condensed Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.
June 21 : Dharmapala day . Related Visual Dharma: Vajrakilaya Gurkhukma (part 1,2) by Kyabje Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche.
June 22: Shakyamuni Buddha day. Dharma practices of purification , Sang offering. Related Visual Dharma: 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva.
In the Saga Dawa month virtuous deeds and Dharma practices are very important. Merit/positive energy multiplies 100.000 times. Avoid all unvirtuous deeds. Accomplish all virtuous deeds. Purify your mind – is the basic Teaching of Buddha Shakyamuni.
II. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES : WISDOM STUDIES and e-learning curriculum.
a) Visual Dharma / Pada : self-arisen footsteps in the rock
1.What is the meaning of Pada according to the general Buddhist tradition ?
2.What is the meaning of Pada according to Vajrayana secret treasure (Tib. Terma) tradition ?
ALIVE DHARMA TEACHINGS :
GENTLE RAIN OF NECTAR BLESSING
ATIYOGA DZOGPA CHENPO
Don´t torture yourself
With concepts about Dzogchen,
About Rigpa, about self-liberation.
Turn your attention inward :
Listen to self-liberated Sound*Light of Dharmata,
Your Buddha nature,
Don´t dwell in the golden cage
Of thoughts about Dzogchen,
Liberate yourself from any golden cage
Of conceptual delusion.
Relax and turn your attention inward :
Relax in natural state
With unimpeded Sound*Light of Dharmata,
Learn to be simple and natural :
With gentle heart.
Absolute Bodhicitta is natural state.
Chang-chub is Dzogpa chenpo Atiyoga fruit.
Experience natural clarity,
Simplicity of naked Samantabhadra within.
Don´t be attached
Conceptual knowledge of experts.
Their neurosis is suffering.
Ancient-style masters like Rigdzin Changchub Dorje
Taught Atiyoga in simple style,
Without elaborated suffering.
Have devotion :
Naturally prostrate to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Don´t dwell on the peak
Of arrogant ego-ignorance.
Leave elaborated suffering behind !
Listen to Wisdom Dharma within…
In unimpeded continuity.
A-bide in natural great perfection Guru Yoga,
Not in constructed one.
Have confidence in these Treasure words.
Experience their Truth continuous…
Advice from my Heart on the Dakini day
May 18, 2009
At Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Ling
„The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.“
D h a m m a p a d a
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To understand the above simple Words one must also study precious Dharma writtings that Shifu John Chow wrote around 2004. The aim of Buddhist studies is to directly understand the Truth (Dharma) transmitted with words. In this regards it is important that Buddhist texts, especially Buddhist text of Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo are translated by those who have more or less direct understanding of the natural state or all-pervasive Buddha nature. Comparing different translations is important : it is like extracting the gold from the rocks; like collecting gold grains from unceasing river of Buddha´s transmissions. When we understand oral transmissions provided with Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo Dharmas, we gradualy return to natural simplicity …
* * Whenever one hears the outside cuckoo`s singing- as now in spring – one can be spontaneously remembered on the Six Vajra Verses . May the river of Buddha Samantabhadra Dharmas never end. Sarwa mangalam *
The Cuckoo’s Song
of Total Presence
From the Tun Huang Cave Manuscripts
The six lines of the Cuckoo’s Song are also known as the Six Vajra Verses in Tibet. They are the root text of the Dzogchen Mind Series tradition out of which the entire view, meditation and action of Dzogchen may theoretically be extrapolated. If their meaning is straitforward in Tibetan, their translation into English is not so straitforward.
The nature of multiplicity is nondual and things in themselves are pure and simple; being here and now is thought-free and it shines out in all forms, always all good; it is already perfect, so the striving sickness is avoided and spontaneity is constantly present.
These may be urned into prose according to the Dochu commentary:
All experience, the entire phantasmagoria of the six senses, the diverse multiplicity of existence, in reality is without duality. Even if we examine the parts of the bodhi-matrix in the laboratory of the mind, such specifics are seen to be illusive and indeterminate. There is nothing to grasp and there is no way to express it. The suchness of things, their actuality, left just as it is, is beyond thought and inconceivable and that is the here and now. Yet diversity is manifestly apparent and that is the undiscriminating, all-inclusive sphere of the all-good Buddha, Samantabhadra. Total perfection has always been a fact and there has never been anything to do to actuate this immaculate completion. All endeavour is redundant. What remains is spontaneity and that is always present as our natural condition.
In The Supreme Source Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and Adriano Clemente rendered the Six Vajra Verses like this:
The nature of the variety of phenomena is non-dual
Yet each phenomena is beyond the limits of the mind
The authentic condition as it is does not become a concept
Yet it manifests totally in form, always good
All being already perfect, overcome the sickness of effort
And remain naturally in self-perfection: this is contemplation.
“Chogyel Namkhai Norbu’s commentary divides the six verses into three verses of two lines. The first couplet describes the ground of being and the view, relating to the Mind Series of instruction and to Garab Dorje‘s first Incisive Precept which is introduction to the nature of mind. The second couplet describes the path, the nature of meditation, relating to the Space Series of instruction and Garab Dorje’s second incisive precept which is conviction of the reflexive function of liberation. The third couplet describes the product, which does not differ from the ground and relates to the Secret Precept Series and to Garab Dorje’s third incisive precept which is confidence in the process. Based on Chogyel Namkhai Norbu’s commentary, John Reynolds (Vajranath), Nyingma scholar and yogi, made this discursive translation:”
Even though the nature of the diversity (of all phenomena)
is without any duality,
In the terms of the individuality of the things themselves,
they are free of any conceptual elaborations.
Even though there exists no thought or conception of what
is called the state of being just as it is,
These various appearances which are created are but
manifestations of Samantabhadra.
Since everything is complete in itself, one comes to abandon
the illness of efforts
And thus one continues spontaneously in the calm
state of contemplation.
“Professor Samten Karmay found a version of the text amongst the cache of material that Sir Aurel Stein foundin Tun Huang and which was concealed in the tenth century, thus validating its age and form his rendering is this:”
All the varieties of phenomenal existence as a whole
do not in reality differ one from another.
Individually also they are beyond conceptualization.
Although as “suchness” there is no mental
discursiveness (with regard to them)
Kun-tu bzang- po shines forth in all forms.
Abandon all the malady of striving, for one has
already acquired it all.
One leaves it as it is with spontaneity.
“The first Tibetan Dzogchen master, Pagor Vairochana, received the Six Vajra Verses in the eighth century from Shri Singha, his Indian Guru, in the land of Uddiyana. This text was amongst the first translations he made at King Trisong Detsen’s court at Samye in Tibet. It is considered the root transmission text of the Mind Series of Dzogchen instruction and is the first in the list of the eighteen transmission texts of the Mind Series tantras. The copy of it found amongst the stash of Buddhist and Manichaean Tun Huang manuscripts hidden in the tenth century and recovered earlier 20th century, authenticates its age and form.
SHIFU JOHN CHOW, Australia www.youtube.com/johnchow
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