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21 Jul, 2013

Crazy wisdom and no training

By |2018-09-25T00:33:06+00:00July 21st, 2013|Buddhism articles, Chögyam Trungpa|0 Comments

The whole concept of needing training for things is a very weak approach, because it makes us feel we cannot possess the potential in us, and that therefore we have to make ourselves better than we are, we have to try to compete with heroes or masters. So we try to imitate those heroes and masters, believing that finally ...

13 Jun, 2012

Freedom and Choice

By |2018-09-25T15:14:23+00:00June 13th, 2012|Buddhism articles|0 Comments

Most people equate choice and freedom. It seems so reasonable. Freedom means you are free to choose, right? It means you are free from restrictions. If you can’t choose, then you are not free. And it would seem to follow that the more choice you have, the more freedom you have. But it doesn’t work out that way.

13 Jun, 2012

Three Questions

By |2018-09-25T15:16:46+00:00June 13th, 2012|Buddhism articles|0 Comments

Rock climbing, I reflected later, comes down to three points: - willingness, even if you end up falling onto a rope or mat - know-how, knowing how to use your body and the equipment properly, and - capacity, having the strength and ability to grip or push or hold. Later, it struck me that Buddhist practice comes down to the same three points

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