Saturday, November 15, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Sadness for Others

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

November 16, 2008 


[For Baird Bryant, a student of Chogyam Trungpa's who passed away this week]

I personally feel sadness, always. You feel sad, but you don't want to burst into tears. You feel embryonic sadness. There are hundreds of thousands of people who need your help, which makes you feel sad, so sad. It's not that you need someone to keep you company, but it is sad because you feel the sense of aloneness, and others do not. Many people have this experience. For example, I have a friend and student named Baird Bryant whom I've worked with for many years. He is a filmmaker, and we worked together on several films. I can see that he has that kind of sadness. He wishes that something could be done for others, that something could be made right. He has that sadness, aloneness, and loneliness, which I appreciate very much. In fact, I have learned from witnessing my friend's experience.

From "Helping Others," in GREAT EASTERN SUN: THE WISDOM OF SHAMBHALA, page 175.

Great Eastern Sun Great Eastern Sun  

"As a loving and grateful student of Chögyam Trungpa, the Dorje Dradul of Mukpo, I am delighted that these wonderful teachings -­which have so profoundly influenced and shaped my life ­- are now available to benefit others. May countless people have the good fortune to read this book."­Pema Chodrön, author of When Things Fall Apart

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