glossary

(Tibetan) Literally, "knowing." The Sanskrit equivilent is vidya. Its opposite is avidya, "unknowing, ignorance." When used as a verb, rigpa means "to be aware, to know." As a noun it means (1) all conscious experiences (knowledge, gnosis), (2) cognizance, (3) the science of Gnosis, (4) pure awareness itself, the very nature of mind.

"Unknowing (marigpa) is to not know the main substance of mind. Knowing (rigpa) is to see this basic substance of mind." - Padamsambhava, The Cycle of Vital Points

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The one who has never loved does not know anything about life."

Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries