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

“Gnosis is lived upon facts, withers away in abstractions, and is difficult to find even in the noblest of thoughts.”