Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Padmasambhava [who brought Buddhism to Tibet] developed an approach for communicating with future generations. In relation to a lot of his writings, he thought,"These words may not be important at this point, but I am going to write them down and bury them in the mountains of Tibet." And he did so. He thought, "Someonewill discover them later and find them extraordinarily mind-blowing. Let them have a good time then." This was a unique approach. Gurus nowadays think purely interms of the effect they might have now. They do not consider trying to have a powerful effect on the future. But Padmasambhava thought, "If I leave an example ofmy teaching behind, even if people of future generations do not experience my example, just hearing my words alone could cause a spiritual atomic bomb to explodein a future time." Such an idea was unheard-of. It is a very powerful thing.

From CRAZY WISDOM, page 57.

All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo and used by permission.

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