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The Crystal and the Way of Light

Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen
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Snow Lion
April, 2000
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$22.50 CAD
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In The Crystal and the Way of Light, Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He discusses the base, path and fruit of Dzogchen practice and describes his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of “direct introduction to Dzogchen.” Interweaving his life story with the teachings, he both sets Dzogchen in its traditional context and reveals its powerful contemporary relevance. The book is richly illustrated with photos of Buddhist masters, meditational deities and Dzogchen symbols.

While words and intellectual concepts can only ever be signposts pointing to the true nature of reality, which is quite beyond them, nevertheless the complex interlinked conceptual structure of the teachings is in itself brilliant and beautiful, like a many-faceted crystal whose every facet flawlessly reflects and refers to every other. But please remember that the only way to look into the heart of that crystal is to look into oneself. Dzogchen is not just something to be studied; the Way of Light is there to be traveled.

As a bee seeks nectar

From all kinds of flowers,

Seek teachings everywhere.

Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze,

Seek seclusion to digest all you have gathered.

Like a lion, live completely free of all fear.

And, finally, like a madman, beyond all limits, go wherever you please.

A Tantra of Dzogchen

Also by Namkhai Norbu is The Supreme Source and The Eight Movements of Yantra Yoga (video).

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Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the sprirtual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen.

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