Tuesday, September 06, 2005

On the bodhisattva path we take chances

Often our sense of vulnerability, our feeling that we need to protect ourselves, acts as an obstacle to any sense of warmth. But on the bodhisattva path we take chances, extending ourselves without reservation for the sake of others. And it is the discovery of our own wakefulness, or bodhicitta, that creates the trust that allows us to take such chances.

--Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, The Heart of the Buddha

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