|Ngakma Nor’dzin Pamo|
In this video from February 2010 Ngakma Nor’dzin introduces Dharma as a means of discovering the nature of reality: as it is.
Ngakma Nor'dzin: Buddhism a very broad term that covers a huge range of different styles of people and approaches, but all Buddhism has a path and the path is Dharma. From the perspective of our approach, Dharma is translated as ‘as it is’. What we are trying to discover through the practice of Buddhism—through Dharma—is as it is rather than as we think it is, or as it appears to be, or as we have been told it is. It’s (purpose is) to have a direct experience of the nature of reality – so we engage in practices to quieten with the mind and open the mind, so that we can discover the nature of mind. Then, through discovering the nature of mind, we allow that to filter out into our ordinary experience so that then we start to discover the nature of reality through experiencing the nature of mind. So we discover that how things are is not always how we think they are. Perhaps we stop using thought as a means of explaining the world to ourselves all the time. Through experiencing as it is in our meditation, we start to allow the world to reveal to us what it is, rather than laying on the world and experience what we believe it to be.