Monday, May 19, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Surrendering in Sadness

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

May 19, 2008


In devotion firm as an unchanging mountain
Truly seeing you alone, [my teacher,]  as the Buddha,
Free from conventions of young or old,
In foreign lands, in sadness, with reverence,
I survive by the amrita, [the nectar,] of your blessings.
You, my only father guru, have gone far away.
My vajra brothers and sisters have wandered to the ends of the earth.
Only I, Chogyam, the little child, am left.
Still, for the teachings of the profound and brilliant Practice Lineage,
I am willing to surrender my life in sadness.

Excerpt from "The Doha of Sadness," from "The Songs of Chogyam Trungpa" in THE RAIN OF WISDOM: The Essence of the Ocean of True Meaning, page 288. Translated by the Nalanda Translation Committee. [Ed note: Vajra brothers and sisters refers to fellow vajrayana students with whom one has a strong link through practice or through having the same teacher.]

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