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The Myth of Freedom and the WAY of MEDITATION

The Myth of Freedom and the WAY of MEDITATION

By Chogyam Trungpa

Part VI, The Open Way, The Bodhisattva Vow

“The Bodhisattva vow acknowledges confusion and chaos-aggression, passion, frustration, frivolousness-as part of the path. The path is like a busy broad highway, complete with roadblocks, accidents, construction work and police. It is quite terrifying. Nevertheless it is majestic, it is the great path. ‘From today onward, until the attainment of enlightenment I am willing to live with my chaos and confusion as well as that of all other sentient beings. I am willing to share our mutual confusion.’ So no one is playing a one-upmanship game. The bodhisattva is a very humble pilgrim who works in the soil of samsara to dig out the jewel embedded in it.”

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