Sunday, March 30, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Vajra Pride

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

March 30, 2008 


Vajra, or indestructible, pride is the sense that basic sanity does exist in our state of being, so we don't particularly have to try to work it out logically. We don't have to prove that something is happening or not happening. The basic dissatisfaction that causes us to look for some spiritual understanding is an expression of vajra pride: we are not willing to submit to the suppression of our confusion. We are willing to stick our necks out. That seems to be a first expression of the vajra-pride instinct -- and we can go on from there!

From "Let the Phenomena Play," in CRAZY WISDOM, page 60.

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