Sunday, March 02, 2008


It may be interesting to discuss the basic idea of energy, or the
principle of energy.
Basic energy is called sunyata, the energy of sunyata.
And from this energy of sunyata, or of emptiness or voidness, rises
the active energy,
which is called the dakini, or the feminine, principle of energy.
The dakini energy is all pervading energy within our state of mind.
Often this energy manifests as either destructive or positive.
Thus, the dakini principle of energy also seems to describe the
source of chaos in the world,
whether there may be war, or famine, or the confusion in people's minds.
Everything is caused by this dakini principle of energy, including
positive aspects of situations as well.
That is say, there should be an intuitive understanding of how this
principle, as the symbolic aspect of mind,
can be used in the world so that a person is able to use it and live
with it as a kind of inspiration.

âChogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, rom "Challenge from a Wise Demoness," an
unpublished talk given in 1970 as part of a seminar on the 100,000
Songs of Milarepa, at Karme-Choling, Vermont.

All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo.

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