Buddhism is really about awakening from the illusion about ourselves and the world, and realizing reality – who we are and what is real and how things are interconnected through karma and causation and so on. In a Dzogchen text, it says, “From the beginning, we are all Buddhas by nature, we only have to realize that fact.” So in Dzogchen the whole practice of what we call the view, meditation, and action is about awakening to – not just our momentary personality – “self” with a small s – but our true Buddha nature, our original nature.
-Lama Surya Das, “Old Wine, New Bottles” (Tricycle Interview)
By the virtues collected in the three times
By myself and all beings in samsara and nirvana
And by the innate root of virtue,
May I and all sentient beings quickly attain
Unsurpassed, perfect complete, precious Enlightenment.
~ Dedication Prayer: Dakorma
May all mother sentient beings, boundless, as the sky, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.
~ Daily Four Immeasurable Prayer
In the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha most excellent.
I take refuge until enlightenment is reached.
By the merit of generosity and other good deeds,
May I attain Buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings!
~ Refuge Prayer
Luminosity is the nature of one’s mind, that eons of confusion cannot darken. ~ Lama Shabkar
One instant of total awareness is one of the instants of perfect freedom and enlightenment. ~ The Wisdom Deity, Manjushri
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Full Attention….we need to practice it.