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The Magic Of Awareness

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The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can't be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thought or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor ba ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by Snow Lion
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Jan 02, 2013 Blaine rated it it was amazing
I have been a student of Anam Thubten for more than 10 years. These are lucid essays on the nature of mind, awareness, and awakening from one of the foremost dzogchen teachers of our time. Anam Thubten teaches somewhere between prajnaparamita (= supreme wisdom) and direct awakening of dzogchen without ever really talking about either. He doesn't teach Buddhism directly but rather teaches the nature of the awakened mind that is always-already present in every living being. Beginners beware - this ...more
Jun 12, 2012 Lynda rated it it was amazing
Transcendent. A gift to humanity. A book every human being that can read should read (or have read to them if they can't). If I had read it sooner, I would have taught its lessons to my adolescent daughter so that she would have grown up with less illusion and an orientation toward seeking enlightenment from within instead of without.
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I had the pleasure of partaking in one of Anam Thubten's retreats and he is a very wonderful peaceful man. His books offer a nice look into Buddhism.
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Good dharma indeed.
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Very enlightening. If possible, purchase this book and highlighters. Be prepared to underline, circle, and mark certain passages.
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What a fascinating explanation of the simple yet profound view of experiencing awakened life. This book is on my list of "favorites"!
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Tibetan enlightened wisdom written for the western mind.
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I should read more books like this. They always make me feel more balanced.
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The author, a Nyingma lama, boils practice down to awareness of the breath, awareness of the gap between thoughts. Blissfully simple.
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A wonderfully written book that offers wisdom of awakening and awareness in a delightful, interesting way. Easy to understand, yet so deep and full of perspectives and uncomplicated explanations.
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“When we drop all of our painful effort to attain something, then suddenly there is spaciousness in our consciousness, a sense of being unobstructed, and we are able to enjoy life as it comes.” 5 likes
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