Sunday, March 2, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Confusion Is Up-To-Date

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

March 2, 2008 


Question:  Padmasambhava brought the Buddhist teachings to Tibet many centuries ago. Does Padmasambhava's teaching remain up-to-date? Don't historical and cultural changes require changes in the teaching?

Chogyam Trungpa:  His teaching remains up-to-date because it is based on relating with confusion. Our confusion remains up-to-date; otherwise it would not confuse us. And the realization of confusion also remains up-to-date, because confusion causes our questioning and prompts us to wake up. The realization of the confusion is the teaching, so it is a constantly living situation, constantly lived-in and always applicable.

From "Cynicism and Devotion," in CRAZY WISDOM, page 69.

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