the self liberating dynamic of reality
Teachings, on The Way, in words are living existential forces of liberation (siddhi, or spiritual power) shaped by the self liberating dynamic of reality so as to work as catalytic agents within your psyche and down into the meat of you. For this to work you must dwell on them - and in them. Further they must come to dwell in you as you. Each consideration of the path is a living energy that is mixed into the sum that is oneself. Each teaching song, story, parable, lecture is a morsel of food that must be chewed, swallowed, digested and made into yourself. The act of study is an alchemical process that is easily co-opted and made into a mere intellectual consideration divorced from this alchemical opbligation. – t.k. ongoing talks
Apathy is the misunderstanding of Equanimity. Elation is the misunderstanding of Joy. Sentimentality is the misunderstanding of Compassion. Attachment is the misunderstanding of Love. They are, all, vectoral feeling tones along a path of brightness or murkiness. One ground (awareness) two paths, two results. – t.k. talks on the 4 immeasurables
Go to sleep in non-dimensionality's expanse carrying the thread of luminous wakefulness. (This possibility only arises when attention has been made strong, supple and vast in its capacity.) Knowledge undone, the apple's bite is unmade there and the restive ache subsides in a luminous ignorance wherein thoughts and meanings are giving birth. - t.k. talks on the 4 states of deep sleep, dream, waking and sex - here speaking of the practices of luminosity in deep sleep
This infinite conversation between God and Appearance is, in its fullness, beyond notions of 'self' and 'other', beyond concepts of 'enlightenment' or 'bondage', 'guru and disciple', 'spiritual or worldly' ... all of these are stories within the sublime subtlety of ineffable dialogue. The common human being is so profoundly distracted by his, or her, chaos of mind’s functioning that they can not listen to this conversation. The muscles needed for participation in it become atrophied. Without rehabilitation there is no chanc. - t.k.
Vajrayana is radical psychotherapy, first healing the fractures and wounds of ego's suffering and then leading beyond all conditioning into the sunlight freedom of the great expanse. Of course this requires one use it as more than childish ethno-cool dress up or neurotic need to be dominated by spiritualized daddy figures. t.k.