Advayavada Buddhism

ON COURSE WITH NATURE.

The Five Principles of Realization and Liberation

Creative by Nature


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The following are excerpts from an essay written by Dzogchen teacher Jackson Peterson, author of The Natural Bliss of Being.  Jackson hosts the discussion group Transparent Being on Facebook. His full essay can be read here.

“The first principle is becoming aware of our thoughts and the nature of thought. By taking the position of just being an observer of the thoughts and images that come and go we discover all thoughts are the same: they are temporary appearances that come and go like clouds in the sky. Give no importance to one thought over another.

If we pay no attention to any thought but remain in the “observer” role, it seems the space of awareness becomes more open and thoughts less demanding of attention. We discover all thoughts are without substance and importance. We could say our thoughts are “empty”, like clouds: appearances without any core or entity.

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