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“One etymology of the term dzogchen is that “dzog” (completeness) refers to all phenomena – those that appear and exist in either samsara or nirvana – being complete (in the sense that they do not need conventional existence added or true existence taken away) and thus already perfect according to a correct view of voidness.”
“These texts were of the highest tantra teachings called dzogchen, the great completeness.”
“In those texts, however, he is clearly using the name "dzogchen" to refer to certain specific cases and not to all of dzogchen in general.”
“Before he did so, however, he hid various texts, concerning the advanced meditation system called “dzogchen (rdzogs-chen)” in the walls of the monastery.”
“In dzogchen meditation [in which there is no differentiation between total absorption on pure awareness, rigpa, and a subsequent attainment or realization], at the same time as we are totally absorbed on the total absence of the object to be refuted, the appearances of things actually do spontaneously arise.”
“For especially compelling extraneous mental activity, we supplement the letting-go procedure with a dzogchen method.”
“In this way, we see things to exist like an illusion in dzogchen practice as well.”
“The Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism emphasizes the former method, while the Nyingma school teaches the latter in its dzogchen (great completeness) system.”
“The dzogchen system describes the same phenomenon when explaining that mind's natural concern automatically leads to the activity of producing appearances.”
“But since others may hear such words or see such gestures without experiencing, as a result, a face-to-face meeting with rigpa, our own meeting of rigpa face to face arises dependently on many additional factors, including inspiration from the dzogchen master.”
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