Chogyam Trungpa

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

In the garden of gentle sanity
May you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: The Places That Scare You

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on magic, aliveness, and real

There is some principle of magic in everything, some living quality. Something living, something real, is taking place in everything.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on now, meditation, and acceptance

The principle of nowness is very important to any effort to establish an 
enlightened society. You may wonder what the best approach is to helping
society and how you can know that what you are doing is authentic and good.
The only answer is nowness. The way to relax, or rest the mind in nowness,
is through the practice of meditation. In meditation you take an unbiased
approach. You let things be as they are, without judgment, and in that way
you yourself learn to be.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: Slogan 35, in SHAMBHALA THE SACRED PATH OF THE WARRIOR BOOK AND CARD SET.

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on warrior and bodhicitta

"The basic wisdom of Shambhala is that in this world, as it is, we can find a good and meaningful human life that will also serve others. That is our true richness."

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on compassion, idiot compassion, and buddhism

 Idiot compassion is the highly conceptualized idea that 
you want to do good....Of course, [according to the mahayana teachings of
Buddhism] you should do everything for everybody; there is no selection
involved at all. But that doesn't mean to say that you have to be gentle
all the time. Your gentleness should have heart, strength. In order that
your compassion doesn't become idiot compassion, you have to use your
intelligence. Otherwise, there could be self-indulgence of thinking that
you are creating a compassionate situation when in fact you are feeding the
other person's aggression. If you go to a shop and the shopkeeper cheats
you and you go back and let him cheat you again, that doesn't seem to be a
very healthy thing to do for others.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume 2 : The Path Is the Goal - Training the Mind - Glimpses of Abhidharma - Glimpses of Shunyata - Glimpses of Mahayana - Selected Writings, Pages: 407-408,410

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on warriorship, bravery, and changing the world

The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything. We can never say that we are simply falling to pieces or that anyone else is, and  we can never say that about the world either. Within our lifetime there will be great problems in the world, but let us make sure than within our lifetime do disasters happen.  We can prevent them.  It is up to us.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Pages: 33

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on earth

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You are sitting on the earth and you realize that this earth deserves you and you deserve this earth. You are there - fully, personally, genuinely.

Chogyam Trungpa

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on colors, greatness, and world

Look. This is your world! You can't not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink, and look, look - look further.

Chogyam Trungpa

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