The Pocket Chogyam Trungpa

The Pocket Chogyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa

Language: English

Pages: 52

ISBN: 2:00336248

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Here is a treasury of 108 short teachings by Chögyam Trungpa, one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of our time. Pithy and immediate, these teachings address a range of topics, including fear and fearlessness, accepting our imperfections, developing confidence, helping others, appreciating our basic goodness, and everyday life as a spiritual path.

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talking about a kind of superhuman instinct that is much deeper and more full than that. Inspired by this instinct, we are willing to feel empty and deprived and confused. But something comes out of our willingness to feel that way, which is that we can help somebody else at the same time. So there is room for our confusion and chaos and ego-centeredness: They become stepping-stones. Even the irritations that occur in the practice of the bodhisattva path become a way of confirming our commitment.

sneeze, or you just cough. Similarly, when a person has an orgasm, there’s no room or time to compare that experience with anything else. That simplicity and fundamental healthiness and that capability of having your own personal experience is called basic goodness, which does not have to be compared to basic badness. 95 MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE REAL WORLD IN THE practice of meditation, having developed a sense of trust in oneself, slowly that expands its expression outward, and the world

Chaos Is the Inspiration 11. The Buddha and Basic Goodness 12. Crazy Monkey Mind 13. No Ambition 14. The Heart of the Buddha 15. Going Beyond Fear 16. Make Friends with Yourself 17. Arouse Your Sense of Wakefulness 18. The Boredom of Mountains and Waterfalls 19. The Truth of Suffering 20. Basic Sanity 21. Being a Person of Sanity 22. A Great Feast 23. A Glimpse of Buddha Nature 24. Basic Goodness 25. The Golden Chain of Spirituality 26. Secular Enlightenment 27. Leap of Daring

behave like misers; we are too frugal. We feel that we have something to lose and something to gain, so we work with the emotions just pinch by pinch. But when we work on the wisdom level, we think in terms of greater emotions: greater anger, greater passion, greater speed; therefore, we begin to lose our ground and our boundaries. Then we have nothing to fight for. Everything is our world, so what is the point of fighting? What is the point of segregating things in terms of this and that? The

relationship to us at all but which remain as they are, separate. The solidity of experience is a certain kind of determination not to give away, not to open. We would like to keep everything intact purely for the purpose of security, of knowing where we are. You are afraid to change. That sort of solidness is form. In the Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the statement “form is empty” refers to the absence of that security; you see everything as penetrating and open. But that doesn’t mean that

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