By Sakyong Mipham, Chögyam Trungpa
During this smooth religious vintage, the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa highlights the most typical pitfall to which each and every aspirant at the religious direction falls prey: what he calls non secular materialism. The common tendency, he indicates, is to work out spirituality as a means of self-improvement—the impulse to increase and refine the ego whilst the ego is, through nature, basically empty. "The challenge is that ego can convert something to its personal use," he acknowledged, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick all of us play on ourselves, and to provide us a much brighter fact: the real and joyous liberation that unavoidably includes letting pass of the self instead of operating to enhance it. it's a message that has resonated with scholars for almost thirty years, and is still clean as ever this present day. This re-creation contains a foreword by way of Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.
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These successive stations and stages appear to be accounts of what the trained disciple can expect to experience as one follows the training and becomes more and more adept in wisdom (through the stations of consciousness) and meditational techniques (through the stages of liberation). The end result for those who master these two types of training is liberation in “both ways”: liberation both by wisdom (or higher knowledge) and by meditative concentration. As the discourse boldly declares, liberation in both ways is the penultimate achievement of the practice of Buddhism.
Being themselves liable to impurity, having known the danger in what is liable to impurity, seeking nibba¯na, the morally pure, unsurpassed security from bondage—they attained nibba¯na, the morally pure, unsurpassed security from bondage. Knowledge and vision arose in us: ‘Our liberation is unshakable. This is the last birth. ’ 15. “Bhikkhus,15 there are these five types of sensual pleasure. What are the five? Visible objects cognizable by the eye, alluring, desirable, pleasing, likable, connected with sense desire, and enticing; sounds cognizable by the ear .
What do you think, Ka¯la¯mas? ” 12. “What do you think, Ka¯la¯mas? ” 13. “What do you think, Ka¯la¯mas? ” “Sir, if these things are undertaken and performed, they lead to one’s benefit and happiness. ” 14. ” 15. “Now, Ka¯la¯mas, as a noble disciple is one who is freed from covetousness and malevolence, not confused in mind, attentive and mindful, with a heart filled with loving-kindness, he lives, having pervaded one direction with such a heart, and likewise a second direction, a third direction, and a fourth direction.
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Sakyong Mipham, Chögyam Trungpa