The Open Dimension

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I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dzogchen Verse (5)

The only reality (Dharma) that matters is the consummation of Ati, living in the here-and-now, where all impulses and intentions, indeed all experiences whatsoever, are spontaneously consumed, and where pure being is spontaneously accomplished... Naturally abiding in the nonconceptual field of sameness, complete and perfect from the first, without the slightest aspiration, whoever lives in such pure pleasure, he literally becomes the essence of all experience... that one single essence integrating all and everything, imperceptible, shines as the timeless Buddha- Mind... all and everything abides in timeless total presence.

(Dowman, K. trans. The Treasury of Natural Perfection )

Indian Musical Instruments (12): Vichitra Vina

Indian Musical Instruments (11): Hansa Vina