teachings of a modern spiritual adept

Bite size teachings across 30 years.

For 30 years t.k. has offered radical spiritual teachings on the divine nature of non-dual contemplation and realization. Enlightened mind here and now, born from this culture, addressing the issues of this time and place t.k. offers transmission through countless forms - words being one of them. Here are some short pieces from his teachings over the last 30 years.

Out from tiny ant sprang a great lion.

The unabashed beauty of Beingness. Out from a tiny ant sprang a great lion, from Nothingness somethingness - with its very own song! Mind rested in Nothingness enjoys the passing fancy of somethingness never bound, never aloof. Every something seeks, but can not find, this joy in thing or time - and yet there it is in the uncontrived spontaneity, inseparable from intrinsic purity, of every thing's No-thing-ness.

Realization of purity and spontaneity conjoined depend upon a mind rested in Nothingness. Realization of a mind rested in nothingness depends on the stable abidance in the union of bliss/emptiness. Abiding in bliss emptiness depends on a body and mind trained to subtle discrimination. Subtle discrimination depends on a mind that has gone beyond confusion about gross appearances. Going beyond gross appearances depends on realization of samsara's futility and suffering (not being the bitch of habit conditioned whims of mood and thought wed to a discipline of body and mind that brings the capacity "to do").

Most people can not "do" they circle reactively in habit and reaction, a poorly calibrated sleep-walking machine bumping into other machines. Or put another way, Tögal depends on Trekchod which depends on completion phase practice which depends on generation phase practice which depends on proper preparation of Ngondro (the real ngondro - following the lamas instructions - which leaves you no longer fixated on samsara, endlessly seduced by its tassle titted hope and fear pole grind - disciplining body and mind in accord with view and mediation and instruction until body mind feeling are a functioning perceptual organism instead of a broken machine) which depends on internalized understanding of Mahayana which depends on internalized understanding of Sutrayana.

So, you can like this 'status' update which is about Tögal's realization but if you do not want it to be any more than yet more window dressing for samsara's show and tell session then you must find what section of the path you have not internalized, embodied, enworlded and get your Guru to teach you how to do so ... otherwise it is all just so much fantasy. Do not be afraid to go back to the beginning and rebuild ... what has truly been realized is never lost and only enhanced.

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