Elegance here means appreciating things as they are. Things as you
are and things as they are. There is a sense of delight and of
fearlessness. You are not fearful of dark corners. If there are any
dark, mysterious corners, black and confusing, you override them with
your glory, your sense of beauty, your sense of cleanness, your
feeling of being regal. Because you can override fearfulness in this
way, tantra [or the highest stage in Tibetan Buddhist practice] is
known as the king of all the yanas [stages on the path]. You take an
attitude of having perfectly complete and very rich basic sanity.
rom THE LION'S ROAR: An Introduction to Tantra, Chogyam Trungpa page 46. Edited by
All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo.