Chogyam Trungpa's The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation (Shambhala PDF
By Chogyam Trungpa
Freedom is usually considered the facility to accomplish aim and fulfill wants. yet what are the resources of those targets and needs? in the event that they come up from lack of understanding, routine styles, and damaging emotions—psychologically damaging parts that truly enslave us—is the liberty to pursue them real freedom or simply a fable? during this ebook, Chögyam Trungpa explores the that means of freedom within the profound context of Tibetan Buddhism. He indicates how our attitudes, preconceptions, or even our religious practices can turn into chains that bind us to repetitive styles of frustration and depression. He additionally explains the function of meditation in bringing into concentration the motives of frustration and in permitting those destructive forces to develop into aids in advancing towards real freedom. Trungpa's distinctive skill to precise the essence of Buddhist teachings within the language and imagery of up to date American tradition makes this ebook some of the most instantly to be had resources for the that means of the Buddhist doctrine ever written.
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But one is not careful in the sense of hiding or camouflaging oneself. You are very direct and willing to come out in the open and fight if there is a problem or if there is a plot or a seeming plot against you. You just come out and fight face to face, trying to expose the plot. At the same time that one is going out in the open and facing the situation, one is distrustful of the messages that you receive from the situation, so you ignore them. You refuse to accept anything, refuse to learn anything that is presented by outsiders, because everyone is regarded as the enemy.
You would like to be like them-not necessarily better than but at least equal to them. Often people have visions in which they identify themselves with great politicians, statesmen, poets, painters, musicians, scientists, and so forth. There is an heroic attitude, the attempt to create monuments, the biggest, greatest, historical monument. This heroic approach is based on fascination with what you lack. When you hear of someone who possesses remarkable qualities, you regard them as significant beings and yourself as insignificant.
Since we cannot hold on to the present moment, we cannot hold on to me and mine and make them solid things. Copyrighted material Egolessness 13 The experience of oneself relating to other things is actually a momentary discrimination, a fleeting thought. If we generate these fleeting thoughts fast enough, we can create the illusion of continuity and solidity. It is like watching a movie, the individual film frames are played so quickly that they generate the illusion of continual movement. So we build up an idea, a preconception, that self and other are solid and continuous.
The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions) by Chogyam Trungpa