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'''Ground luminosity''' ([[Wyl.]] ''gzhi'i 'od gsal'') —  
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'''Ground luminosity''' (Tib.<big> གཞིའི་འོད་གསལ</big>་, [[Wyl.]] ''gzhi'i 'od gsal'') —  
  
 
[[Sogyal Rinpoche]] writes:
 
[[Sogyal Rinpoche]] writes:
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*basic luminosity
 
*basic luminosity
 
*clear light of the ground
 
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==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
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*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], Myall Lakes, Australia, 17 & 20 January 2011.
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==
 
*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], ''[[The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying]]'', revised and updated edition (Harper San Francisco, 2002), Ch. 16 'The Ground'.  
 
*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], ''[[The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying]]'', revised and updated edition (Harper San Francisco, 2002), Ch. 16 'The Ground'.  
  
[[category: Key Terms]]
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*[[Two luminosities]]
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[[Category: Dzogchen Terminology]]

Latest revision as of 20:34, 18 August 2011

Ground luminosity (Tib. གཞིའི་འོད་གསལ་, Wyl. gzhi'i 'od gsal) —

Sogyal Rinpoche writes:

In Dzogchen the fundamental, inherent nature of everything is called the "Ground Luminosity" or the "Mother Luminosity." This pervades our whole experience, and is therefore the inherent nature of the thoughts and emotions that arise in our minds as well, although we do not recognize it.[...]
What happens at the moment of death, for everyone, is this: The Ground Luminosity dawns in vast splendor, and with it brings an opportunity for total liberation—if, and only if, you have learned how to recognize it.[1]

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Alternative Translations

  • basic luminosity
  • clear light of the ground

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

Internal Links