By Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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If you are associated with the realm of the gods, you are associated with someone who is a pioneer of this particular world, beginning with Adam and Eve and gardens and apples and snakes and all the rest of it--the guilt and pride elements of the whole thing. I am not particularly making a mockery of those wisdoms. However, according to the buddhist approach they seem to be somewhat cheap. I have to say such a thing at this point, I'm afraid. It is not I doing it, but the dharma is telling me to do so.
At the same time, we are in this particular mode of transportation already, and we carry thisform of transportation along with us in any case. ind, there is no end to the yanas. Obviously, when we need a mode of transportation, yanas are always provided for us; but whenever we do not need a mode of transportation, that is, when we are not making a journey, we do not need a form of transportation. nger need any transportation. If we have defi11itely settled in a place which has all the resources we need, we do not need to buy a car because we are just purely being there.
Nirvana is peace"-you might find that very shocking to say. In a sense nirvana is not really permanent peace. ngan. 'das) in Tibetan, is transcending pain. And the pain that is being transcended is the pain of fixation, the pain of holding onto ideas. We begin to feel that the rug is being pulled out from under our feet. But that pain of fixation is pulled out at the same time. So we might have to regain our consciousness of that particular drama. Nevertheless, that is not particularly a problem.
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