The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

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170 THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYINGscents. But there is no trace of clinging nor any "after-thought"in his mind. As Dudjom Rinpoche says:Whatever perceptions arise, you should be like a little child goinginto a beautifully decorated temple; he looks, but grasping does notenter into his perception at all. So you leave everything fresh, natural,vivid, and unspoiled. When you leave each thing in its ownstate, then its shape doesn't change, its color doesn't fade, and itsglow does not disappear. Whatever appears is unstained by anygrasping, so then all that you perceive arises as the naked wisdomof Rigpa, which is the indivisibility of luminosity and emptiness.The confidence, the contentment, the spacious serenity, thestrength, the profound humor, and the certainty that arisefrom directly realizing the View of Rigpa is the greatest treasureof life, the ultimate happiness, which, once attained,nothing can destroy, not even death. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpochesays:Once you have the View, although the delusory perceptions ofsamsara may arise in your mind, you will be like the sky; when arainbow appears in front of it, its not particularly flattered, andwhen the clouds appear, its not particularly disappointed either.There is a deep sense of contentment. You chuckle from inside asyou see the façade of samsara and nirvana; the View will keepyou constantly amused, with a little inner smile bubbling away allthe time.As Dudjom Rinpoche says: "Having purified the great delusion,the heart's darkness, the radiant light of the unobscuredsun continuously rises."Someone who takes to heart the instruction of this bookabout Dzogchen and its message about dying, will, I hope, beinspired to seek, find, and follow a qualified master, andundertake to commit him- or herself to a complete training.The heart of the Dzogchen training is two practices, Trekchöand Tögal, which are indispensable for a deep understanding ofwhat happens during the bardos. I can only give here thebriefest of introductions to them. The complete explanation isonly given from a master to disciple, when the disciple hasmade a wholehearted commitment to the teachings, andreached a certain stage of development. What I have explained

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