Your Life Demonstrates the Result

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

You can only know the result of the path when you have actually accomplished the path. Your life demonstrates result. The mirror.

It is easy to be deluded by the circus in one’s head. Awakening is inexplicable, too many words aren’t needed.

A foundation must be well laid before the house can actually be even dreamed of.

When the three accomplishments are complete, ground, path and fruit, then all are known as a great primordial spontaneous array.

That is the way.

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A Prayer From the Sang Ti Kagyama: Secret Esoteric Instruction by Dudjom Lingpa

The following is from “The Lamp of Liberation: A Collection of Prayers, Advice and Aspirations

Kye! To all the Buddhas of the three times
Inseparable from the great absolute space,
Great intrinsic nature of phenomena,
Space of awareness uncontrived and ever-free,
We bow in order to realize our self-nature,
And vow from now not to separate from it.
Realizing the essential sameness, may we be liberated in the absolute space!
Ho! In the vast space of the great expanse, the Wisdom-Mind
Of the Buddhas, the essence of the Sugatas,
wisdom, the rising power of gnosis
Displays a powerful pure aspiration.
The primordial space of the Ground, Dharmakaya,
Is the Adi Buddha among all Buddhas,
Unimproved by positive qualities,
Unimpaired by defects and stains–
The great space beyond conceptualized views.
May we realize the nature as it is.

All-pervasiveness beyond all partiality and limitations,
Expanse free from attributes and labels,
Great confidence that there is nothing to give up and nothing
to gain:
May we realize the nature as it is.

Purity and essential sameness of samsara and nirvana,
Dharmakaya;
Spontaneous display, perfect Sambhogakaya;
Complete self-liberation, Nirmanakaya:
May we realize the nature as it is.

There is no Buddha, there are no beings;
There is no cause, no conditions, no result.
There is no path, no wisdom to gain:
May we realize the nature as it is.

From the beginning it is pure from defects and stains;
Luminosity in depth: knowledge, realization and gnosis fully blossomed–
Space beyond the three times, beginning and end.
May we realize the nature as it is.

Thus the face of the Dharmakaya is perfect
Without having to be sought; the habitual tendencies which veil it
Are intrinsically pure in the great state which is without object.
May we enter the perfect path.

The supreme Wisdom, unborn and ungenerated,
Free from obscurations and veils of ignorance
Is the great natural state of suchness;
May we realize the nature as it is.

The powerful blessings of great Wisdom
having liberated the obstacle-makers of deviations, errors
and mistakes,
There is the primordial state beyond effort:
May we enter the perfect path.

Without alterations, changes, training or progress
Is the supreme path among paths, the perfect path.
With the gnosis which sees whatever there is
May we recognize the nature as it is
And reach the primordial space.

By observing one does not see the perfect View;
Leaving as is, without observing, ones sees the self-nature.
Not to observe is the vital point of the profound View:
May we enter the perfect path.

By acting one does not accomplish the activity beyond action;
Without acting the great meaning of naturalness is realized.
Not to act is the vital point of great action.
May we enter the perfect path.

The Wisdom-Eye of great gnosis
Freed from the murk and dust of habitual tendencies,
May we actually recognize Dharmata
And attain the level of the Fully Matured Vidyadhara.

All phenomena are like the ten similes of illusion.
With pure perception free from grasping
May the visionary experiences develop,
And may we attain the level of the Vidyadhara of the
Power Over Life.

Without depending on causes and conditions
Obtaining in reality independence and self-liberation,
May we reach the culmination of ground-awareness
And attain the level of Mahamudra Vidyadhara.

The dualistic phenomena of subject and object perceived
through deluded mind
Dissolve in the great Dharmata beyond intellect.
May we hold the invincible position of attainment of confidence
And attain the level of Spontaneously Accomplished Vidyadhara.

All mental perceptions of the three worlds of samsara,
As if waking from a dream into the absolute expanse,
Dissolve in the great primordial inner space:
May we fully awaken in the Youthful Vase Body!

Spiritual Discrimination: Full Length Video Teaching

The following is a full length video teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

How do we accomplish the aspiration to “not even see the faults of others” and at the same time not engate in “idiot compassion”? Jetsunma talks about how you can move toward enlightenment by engaging in the view of all as the Buddha.

 

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Astrology

Groups are busy articulating their goals and philosophies, and it’s a good day to build group consensus.  What is best for the general good is foremost right now.  Organizations are powerful!  Meet with friends, and be quite careful with your finances.  You could commit to something you are unwilling to do once the mood has changed.  Don’t sign anything without sleeping on it.  The dominant theme involves going back over and carefully organizing the things of your life.  It’s possible to refinance a loan, to negotiate better terms for something.  A careful, detailed analysis of matters is extremely beneficial.  Elsewhere, love suddenly appears.  You are inspired, and this encourages you to work harder.  Bennett Cerf said “A pat on the back, though only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results.”

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Do What It Takes!

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Looks like I may be on the move again. I do listen to my experts. And I am still transforming into my own superhero.

Evidently it ain’t over yet, too bad for us all. But I am braver and stronger.

When you disappear to avoid a stalker, they often go quiet. But they never forget. Neither should we. Feel safe by taking care of you.

It’s all I can say. Leave your life or work. Whatever, you have the right to save yourself. Survival is necessary to do anyone any good.

I believe in the rights of women and family – period. No one will take care of you like you. No proper laws are in place. No one considers women as important as men. Even if the woman contributes to society and the man is a total creep. She still loses. But she will always have the power to get it back.

In fact if we change the law we can change the world. Think of it – fair to women. No beatings. No stalking. No men who impregnate women and leave them with no help. No living in fear, rape, incest – world worth living in. It’s up to us. No one else gives a rat’s ass about women’s safety. Certainly not Judge Titus. How does he look at his family and know other families are at risk?

Dunno. Just know I can’t. I now advocate for women. Those who are upright and real, not goldbrickers. I don’t know how to afford this running life. But it will be OK somehow. I know because I feed homeless, rescue animals, feed and house birds, etc, the 99%.

So merit and karma prevail. And love. Love prevails, always, like water rushing over rock.
I’m with you, I love you. I love us. Be safe, do what it takes!

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Astrology

An exuberant emotional energy characterizes the morning.  You’re cheery, happy and at peace.  You’re emotionally in tune with the steps you need to take to advance in the world.  Public projects are excellent, so get out there and be seen!  On a different front, men and women are out of sync.  Men are eccentric and women are conventional, and there’s a ‘disconnect’ between what is best for the individual and what is best for the group.  Ask a man for an intimate get together today and he’ll bring his ten best friends!  Disconnect! She’ll explain that there’s no intimacy with all those people, and he won’t get it.  Keep your friends and your finances separate.  You’ll eat at McDonald’s and someone will try to make you feel guilty for not giving your lunch to the homeless! The theoretical and the practical are at odds with each other.  Listen carefully and you’ll hear yourself doing it.  Buckminster Fuller said “How DO we know that the people we meet are not computers programmed to stimulate people?”  It’s that kind of day.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!


From Norma

The following is an email from Norma Byrne, who writes our Daily Astrology Posts:

Dear Jetsunma,

I was just thinking about you in my practice and had the idea to tell you
this.

You are fortunate to have all those 8th house planets, because it makes you
like a Scorpio.  The good part is that Scorpios grow stronger in adversity.
Things that would kill other signs make them stronger.  So the message is
that your old self has died and is being reborn as a new, stronger one.  You
are doing the Scorpio thing right now.  Yay!  Go get em!  The will to bring
yourself back to life after a “death” is powerful, and you are doing it.

I feel happy and proud to be your student.

Love,
Norma

 

Apparent Phenomena

The following is an excerpt from “Buddhahood Without Meditation” by Dudjom Lingpa:

Apparent phenomena manifests in dreams and the Bardo. “Some people hold apparent phenomena to be mind. They might wonder whether all external apparent phenomena are actually discursive thoughts and therefore their own minds, but such is not the case. This is demonstrated by the fact that while apparent phenomena change from the very moment they manifest, ceasing and passing away in a succession of later moments following former ones ordinary mind does not take on the nature of these passing phenomena and thereby become itself nonexistent as mind. “Buddhahood Without Meditation” – Dudjom Lingpa

Astrology

You’ve had an “aha” idea and you are dying to tell people about it: you’re right, but be careful about talking too much and spending too much.  You want to take action, and right now physical activity is your best bet.  Go for a run, a walk, skiing, bowling; anything that gets you moving.  A funny energy can send you running around in circles, thinking you are accomplishing something.  Later you know the opposite.  What to do?  Keep plugging away at the long term project.  Keep your goal in mind, even though you’re a little tired of it and want something new.  Spend time with friends.  A man is really there for you, solid and stable and a good friend.  A woman or child urges prompt action, but don’t do it.  An obstacle is present.  Take a bath or watch TV later in the day.  A Swedish proverb says “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.”  It’s that sort of day.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

For All Our Sakes!

Jennifer Lopez in "Enough"

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Hi all! Still hiding, and all is going well. I’m making progress on my Health Rider, and I’ve started to learn self-defense.

What the law won’t do for me, I’ll do for myself. What other choice does this system give women?

I have a heavy bag, gloves etc. And I’m gonna be a warrior. I’m tired of feeling like a victim, or wronged, or weak. I would never attack someone who didn’t attack first. This training is to be sure 1) I don’t need it 2) I won’t fold. I feel stronger already, more confident. I feel tougher. This is great!

Wait for the law to do the right thing? This patriarchy? Don’t think so. So many women die while running. I will stand my ground. No one else will.

I once had every confidence in the government and it’s laws. No more. I trust myself. I feel I can be both healing and loving, and impossible to take down. What a combo for women!

And gals, we are forced to take this rout because there is no law for us. None. And the restraining orders? As if paper will stop a psychopath. My mother had one, but she always let him back. He’d buy candy and flowers. But the real reason is, she had no money and would have to go on welfare. One day he broke her nose with a glass ashtray. Once he threw an axe at my brother, missed and cleaved a tree my brother hid behind. One day he shot and nearly killed a man. He was crazy and dangerous and he got five years for attempted murder. So did they care about the wife and kids? No.

That won’t happen to me. Sometimes women know when trouble is coming. I have good intuition and I’ll depend on myself if others don’t believe me. I won’t accept any opinions. This is my life and I’m gonna save it.

It hurts to know the law doesn’t care. You all need to learn this. There are excellent classes, mentors, non lethal equipment. Or lethal as well with proper training and a license. Believe in yourself; in your worth. Even just living in urban cities can make you candy for some freak with a lot of hate. You don’t have to be candy. Get trained. Stay alive. Change the game. Be a force to be reckoned with.

See you soon. When I “emerge” I’ll be a warrior. Join me! For all our sakes.

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