The View of Reality

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by MelT, Jan 29, 2007.


  1. The Cuckoo's Song of Total Presence

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    In Tibet's ancient shamanistic tradition the cuckoo was a magical bird, the king of birds. As the cuckoo's first call is the harbinger of spring, so the six verses of the Cuckoo's Song of Total Presence introduce the total presence of the nature of mind. </PRE>

    The six lines of the Cuckoo's Song are also known as the Six Vajra Verses. They are considered to be the root text of the Dzogchen Mind Series tradition out of which the entire view, meditation and action of Dzogchen may be extrapolated.</PRE>​
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    Reality is beyond abiding in any specific way,
    As such, whatever appears to our senses is already pure and self-liberated.
    Awareness is the basis of all apparent forms,
    Without the restrictive elaborations of being good or bad.
    It is therefore already perfect, and if left as it is without meditating,
    It will become apparent as permanently and spontaneously present.


    The Cuckoo's Song of Total Presence


    MelT
     
  2. Reality is scary in my view, yet at the same time very amazing.
     



  3. :)


    Reality is beyond abiding in any specific way,
    As such, whatever appears to our senses is already pure and self-liberated.
    Awareness is the basis of all apparent forms,
    Without the restrictive elaborations of being good or bad.
    It is therefore already perfect, and if left as it is without meditating,
    It will become apparent as permanently and spontaneously present.
     
  4. I wonder why the word "cuckoo" represents crazy yet this verse represents awareness. A funny conundrum.

    Nice post by the way.
     
  5. Sorry, who does the cuckoo represent crazy for? I haven't heard of that connotation - is it from the US? In Tibetan it's representative of being the first, or primary, so the verse is saying that awareness is the most important thing to be considered in meditational practise.

    MelT
     
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