Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Elegance here means appreciating things as they are. Things as you are and things as they are. There is a sense of delight and of fearlessness. You are not fearful of dark corners. If there are any dark, mysterious corners, black and confusing, you override them with your glory, your sense of beauty, your sense of cleanness, your feeling of being regal. Because you can override fearfulness in this way, tantra [or the highest stage in Tibetan Buddhist practice] is known as the king of all the yanas [stages on the path]. You take an attitude of having perfectly complete and very rich basic sanity.

--Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, From THE LION'S ROAR: An Introduction to Tantra

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Deepak Chopra says...

God won't go away as long as human beings feel afraid and lonely. He might evolve--so one hopes--into something other than a white-bearded authority figure with a taste for vengeance. In moderate denominations that happened a long, long time ago. But modern life couldn't handle a nicer God. Millions of people feel too hollow and afraid, angry and attacked, lonely and disconnected. This phenomenon is called alienation. It was well diagnosed by Marx and Freud, who pointed out that the human psyche suffers terribly when people are yanked out of a connection with Nature, when traditions stop being a safety net, and when dislocation and insecurity are the daily norm.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

It is true that we can say everything is illusion like a dream.But...

It is true that we can say everything is illusion, like a dream. But even a dream is real for us while we are sleeping. When we wake up we finally discover that everything we thought, saw and did was not real, but only a dream. In the same way life can be considered as a big dream, and death the moment we wake up.

--Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, From: The Mirror, Advice on the Presence of Awareness, Station Hill Press