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The Magic Of Awareness
by Anam Thubten
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
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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
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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“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.”
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