Our attitude should be, not so much to destroy ego as a villain or an evil force, but to work with the situation of ego as a stepping stone, a process. At this point, the only material we have is ego. There's no other way to work with spirituality. Ego is the starting point, the only way. Relating with ego is the only path that we have in relating with spirituality and enlightenment. In fact, from that point of view, we should celebrate that we have ego. We have some hope of attaining enlightenment because we have ego. That is the starting point. And that is the attitude of warriors.
From Talk Three of "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," a seminar at Naropa Institute. June 24, 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo and used by permission. OCEAN OF DHARMA QUOTES OF THE WEEK now has 5,107 subscribers.Please send comments on and contributions to OCEAN OF DHARMA QUOTES OF THE WEEK to the list moderator, Carolyn Gimian at: email@example.com.
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