Fearlessness

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on daring, vision, fearlessness, gentleness, expression, sanity, and softness

When there is daring, you dare to do something: you put forth your vision fearlessly. People have doubts about big vision because they don’t have a sense of gentleness in themselves first. So gentleness brings daring and a sense of fearlessness. Daring is appreciation of letting go in the fundamental sense. First you develop gentleness toward yourself; then you begin to develop daring, which is connected with how to express your gentleness to the world outside, how to proclaim your sanity. Your are not going crazy because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, which is the symbol of expansive vision in the Shambhala world. Rather, because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, you are very daring and at the same time very gentle and soft. The softer you become, the greater the message to the world becomes.

Chogyam Trungpa

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A Quote by Chögyam Trungpa on spiritual warrior, ego, warrior, fearlessness, warriorship, and dignity

A WARRIOR WITHOUT TERRITORY

Student: The idea of a warrior is usually associated with territory or responding to a sense of danger. If we give up all territory, what is the motivation for having the spirit of a warrior?

Chogyam Trungpa: A warrior is not like a samurai who is looking for a job. You are not trying to be hired by anybody, not even by yourself. The idea of a warrior is based on a sense of fundamental fearlessness. There is no reason why you should be a coward. It's as simple as that. You are not being a warrior because a state of war exists in your country. We are not trying to win against the egohood people. We are not trying to fight with them. You are being a warrior because you ARE a warrior. If someone asks you, "Are you twenty-one years old?" you say, "Yes, I am." They don't ask you WHY you are twenty-one years old or how you have done this. You would have no answer for that. You are just twenty-one. Warriorship is a basic sense of unshakeability. It's a sense of immovability and self-existing dignity rather than that you are trying to fight with something else.

From "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," Talk Four, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 1 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: From "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," Talk Four, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 1 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on fearlessness, faith, god, omnipresence, and self-realization

Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His
justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence... To be
fit for Self-realization man must be fearless.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Erica Jong on love, risk, and fearlessness

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more.

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: How to Save Your Own Life

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Robin Sharma on opportunity, life, living, audacity, fear, fearlessness, and courage

Each day, life will send you little windows of opportunity. Your destiny will ultimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of opportunity. Shrink from them and your life will be small, feel the fear and run to them anyway, and you life will be big. Life's just too short to play little.

Robin Sharma

Source: Greatness Guide Intl, The: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class, Pages: 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Jim Rosemergy on fearlessness and faith

Ideas aren't real until they're lived.

Jim Rosemergy

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A Quote by Chogyam Trungpa on fear, fearlessness, and bodhisattva

Even fear itself is frightened by the bodhisattva's fearlessness.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: From "Bodhisattva and Paramita," Talk Nine of THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST PATH, the first seminar given by Chogyam Trungpa at the Naropa Institute, Summer, 1974. Unpublished.

Contributed by: Peter

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, present, now, joy, and fearlessness

There are not kinds of love, love is love; there are only degrees of love. Love is trusting, accepting and believing, without guarantee. Love is patient and waits, but it's an active waiting, not a passive one. For it is continually offering itself in a mutual revealing, a mutual sharing, Love is spontaneous and craves expression through joy, through beauty, through truth, even through tears. Love lives in the moment; it's neither lost in yesterday nor does it crave for tomorrow. Love is Now!

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 74

Contributed by: Jessica

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