Student: How does ruthlessness apply to the destruction of ego? Ruthlessness seems so uncompassionate, almost ego-like itself. Trungpa Rinpoche: Well, it is ego's intensity that brings forth "uncompassionate" measures. In other words, when neurosis and confusion reach an extreme point, the only way to correct the confusion is by destroying it.
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 ...
In the jungle of passion, The warrior of the tiger roams; In the flame of aggression, The diamond vajra sparks; In the ocean of ignorance, The iceberg of cold awake rumbles. Bounded by love Swallows still try to measure the sky; Nursed with the nectar [...]
Listen, listen to the sound of the mind’s own utterance, Within the womb of the beauty of Autumn, While the setting sun shows the red glory of her smile. Hearing the bamboo flute which no one plays, Listen to the reeds swaying in the breeze, [...]