Question: Padmasambhava brought the Buddhist teachings to Tibet many
centuries ago. Does Padmasambhava's teaching remain up-to-date? Don't
historical and cultural changes require changes in the teaching?
Chogyam Trungpa: His teaching remains up-to-date because it is based
on relating with confusion. Our confusion remains up-to-date;
otherwise it would not confuse us. And the realization of confusion
also remains up-to-date, because confusion causes our questioning and
prompts us to wake up. The realization of the confusion is the
teaching, so it is a constantly living situation, constantly lived-in
and always applicable.
From "Cynicism and Devotion," in CRAZY WISDOM, page 69.
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