Friday, October 12, 2007

Beyond Depression

Let us give up depression. Let us literally give up depression. Then we can smile beautifully, utterly, extraordinarily....I know that sometimes the brilliance of going beyond your depression is so terrifying, but nonetheless, you have to do it. Your cowardice will provide bravery at the same time. When you feel so cowardly and afraid, it is equal to when you see a terrible darkness: you see brilliance at the same time. Please come and join us with a smile. You can do it! It has been done, and you are capable of doing so. Thank you. Please ask questions.
Student: Is there some kind of wisdom behind the depression and we get depressed because...Chogyam Trungpa: Not wisdom behind, but wisdom in front. Wisdom is there. R-r-r-right now!
From "Beyond Depression," in GREAT EASTERN SUN: THE WISDOM OF SHAMBHALA, pages 203 to 205. All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo and used by permission. OCEAN OF DHARMA QUOTES OF THE WEEK now has 5, 249 subscribers.Please send comments on and contributions to OCEAN OF DHARMA QUOTES OF THE WEEK to the list moderator, Carolyn Gimian at:
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