Thursday, February 21, 2008


Shunyata means "emptiness."
It is vaguely connected with the idea of the attainment of
The idea of the attainment of enlightenment is based on ignorance,
which is the opposite of enlightenment.
So if you accept shunyata,
you have to accept ignorance and enlightenment simultaneously.
Therefore the shunyata principle is accepting the language of samsara
as the language of enlightenment.
When we talk about aggression, passion, and confusion,
that automatically is the language of shunyata:
Aggression as opposed to what? Passion as opposed to what? Ignorance
as opposed to what?
That kind of open space is related to the shunyata principle.

รข Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from: Glimpses of Shunyata, Shambhala

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