March 30, 2008
Vajra, or indestructible, pride is the sense that basic sanity does
exist in our state of being, so we don't particularly have to try to
work it out logically. We don't have to prove that something is
happening or not happening. The basic dissatisfaction that causes us
to look for some spiritual understanding is an expression of vajra
pride: we are not willing to submit to the suppression of our
confusion. We are willing to stick our necks out. That seems to be a
first expression of the vajra-pride instinct -- and we can go on from there!
From "Let the Phenomena Play," in CRAZY WISDOM, page 60.
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