Tuesday, May 12, 2009

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Gentleness to Yourself

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

May 12, 2009


Confidence brings the natural dignity of gentleness. You can afford to be gentle. You are not pretending to be gentle in order to achieve something by it, but you have a general sense of gentleness, which means you are being kind to yourself. Sometimes when the warrior feels doubtful about himself, he might have a problem being gentle to himself. Gentleness to yourself is necessary for a warrior; otherwise you find yourself puffed up, with no way to expand your vision to a great level at all. At that point, warriorship becomes pure bluff.

From "Outrageousness," a talk given in July 1978 to Directors of Shambhala Training.

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