Spirituality, Beauty, Yoga, Culture, Dharma, Awareness, Indigenous, Arctic, Dzogchen, Vajrayana, Meditation

Gold hidden in its matrix

“You might ask, β€ŸIf I have Buddha nature, why can’t I perceive it right now?”
It is because, like gold hidden in its matrix, that nature is hidden by our habits that we have accumulated since beginningless time. These habits have been created by our disturbing emotions and then reinforced by the actions that those disturbances have produced.”

~ Shechen Gyaltsab
Awareness, Dharma, Dzogchen, Indigenous, Make-Up, People, Spirituality, Vajrayana, Yoga

You merge

I have been practicing vajrayana buddhist meditation for about four years. What I like about this specific style of mind training or dharma as it’s also called, is that with certain techniques you access your natural, empty alive state of being. Buddhists talk alot about emptiness, but it’s not flat, it’s luminous, like light! Anyone can do it, because it is already there. What’s known as buddhanature. You just need the techniques! And from there work with all arising phenomena of the mind. All sense perceptions. All emotions. Transforming illusions into wisdom energy. And compassion of course. We all have dark stuff in the mind. Part of the practice is to not let that scare you. But i think the more you rest and stabilize in your own buddhanature, the more simple innate qualities like beauty, creativity and spontaneity arises. And paradoxically somehow the less of you, or an “I” there is, the happier you’ll be because it’s not about you anymore. You merge.

Have a lovely weekend πŸ“Ώ

Beauty, Everyday life, Photography, Spirituality

Calm sunday

Peruvian lilies 🌸

There is something super beautiful and attractive about people who knows what they want and have healthy boundaries. Knows how to say No and what doesn’t work for them. Knows who they wanna spend time with, who and how many partners they want. How many kids they wish for, and what friends brings out the best in them. What hobbies or goals to pursue and aim for. I think one needs real calmness of mind to know this stuff about oneself.

Have a calm sunday πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΈ

Yoga, Dharma, Awareness, Dzogchen, Vajrayana

What truly matters

β€œAll sentient beings are the same in wishing to be happy and not to suffer. The great difference between oneself and others is in numbersβ€”there is only one of me, but countless others. So, my happiness and my suffering are completely insignificant compared to the happiness and suffering of infinite other beings. What truly matters is whether other beings are happy or suffering. This is the basis of bodhichitta. We should wish others to be happy rather than ourselves, and we should especially wish happiness for those whom we perceive as enemies and those who treat us badly. Otherwise, what is the use of compassion?”

~Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche