Reginald A. Ray





Reginald A. Ray



Average rating: 4.28 · 866 ratings · 73 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Indestructible Truth: The L...

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Secret of the Vajra World: ...

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Touching Enlightenment: Fin...

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Mahamudra for the Modern Wo...

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In the Presence of Masters:...

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Your Breathing Body, Volume...

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Buddhist Tantra: Teachings ...

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The Pocket Tibetan Buddhism...

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Meditating with the Body: S...

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Buddhist Saints in India: A...

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“Truth makes little sense and has no real impact if it is merely a collection of abstract ideas. Truth that is living experience, on the other hand, is challenging, threatening, and transforming. The first kind of truth consists of information collected and added, from a safe distance, to our mental inventory. The second kind involves risking our familiar and coherent interpretation of the world -it is an act of surrender, of complete and embodied cognition that is seeing, feeling, intuiting, and comprehending all at once. Living truth leads us ever more deeply into the unknown territory of what our life is.”
Reginald A. Ray, Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism

“What we have to do is to become the damned—become that part of our self that has been rejected and cast out. We have to allow ourselves to enter whatever hell our despised experience has been cast into, taking on its full identity and reality, and its full human experience. Only when we are willing to do that is redemption possible. This, I think, is one of the profound insights of Christian spirituality. The example of Jesus shows us that only when we allow ourselves to fully experience the criminal, the condemned, the utterly banished and exiled within us, only when we are actually willing to surrender to and identify with all that darkness and all that hell, can salvation occur.”
Reginald A. Ray, Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body

“Discursive thinking is basically a set of memories that we are now recycling as “us.” That’s why it’s such a problem. It’s coming from the past. We’ve picked it up from here, there, and everywhere. The only thing that is truly ours is the life that’s in our body that wants to unfold. Everything that we think, all our plans and all our values, all our projects, our self-image, our sense of personal identity—all of that is beside the point of what needs to happen right now.”
Reginald A. Ray, Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body



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