Monday, May 18, 2009

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Belief Is Based on Simplicity

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

May 18, 2009


For the accomplished warrior, belief is not a form of strategy, nor is it borrowing the stories of previous warriors from books and stories. Trying to theorize and borrow ideas doesn't seem to help. The notion of belief, or view, here is based on complete simplicity. Your view is not affected by liberalism or conservatism, nihilism or eternalism, at all. Your view is straightforward and simple; it is almost a cosmic domestic view. It is the notion of complete simplicity. When you meet a person, you don't have to develop a whole style of how to view that person according to either the historic or present situation, the sociological context, his religious connections, or whatever it may be. You don't have to go through all that. You can have a direct relationship, which is very simple, direct, and straightforward -- extremely straightforward.

From "Inscrutability," a talk given to the Directors of Shambhala Training, July 1978.

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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week: teachings by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Taken from works published by Shambhala Publications,  the Archive of his unpublished work in the Shambhala Archives, plus other published sources.

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