Wednesday, April 16, 2008


For the Shambhala warrior, the actual, basic notion of victory is not
so much that you have one-upped your enemy and therefore you are
victorious. Rather, no enemy exists at all; therefore, there is
victory. This is the idea of unconditional warriorship and
unconditional victory. In connection with this, the concept of
sacredness is that fearlessness is carried into everyday life
situations, even brushing your teeth. So fearlessness occurs all over
the place, all the time. Fearlessness here is also unconditional. In
this way, fearlessness becomes cheerful and very light. There's no
need for cowardice or fear at all, or any moments of doubt. Actually
what we're talking about is doubtlessness, we could say, rather than
fearlessness. There's no doubt. There are no second thoughts.
Everything is a complete warrior's world. So here victory is not
having to deal with an enemy at all. It is the notion of no enemy.
The whole world is a friend.

From OCEAN OF DHARMA: The Everyday Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa. 365
Teachings on Living Life with Courage and Compassion. Number 119.
[Unpublished excerpt from Talk Five of Warriorship in the Three
Yanas. August 1978, Rocky Mountain Dharma Center.]

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