“We have a fear of facing ourselves. That is the obstacle.
Experiencing the innermost core of our existence is very embarrassing to a lot of people. Many people turn to something that they hope will liberate them without having to face themselves.

In truth, that is impossible. We cannot do that.
We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our excrement, our most undesirable parts.
We have to see that.
Once you begin to give up privacy, you open your heart and your whole existence to the rest of the world …”

”We give up the familiar ground … give up the searching for a home.”

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
from the seminar: “Warriorship in the Three yanas”, 1978,
last part, from the book: “The myth of freedom and the way of meditation”.

“Student: ... is there really any difference between these techniques and other techniques [common in 'the west']?
Trungpa Rinpoche: Definitely.
These techniques are so daring, so personally challenging. Nothing else is that challenging. They are so pointed ... that you cannot really miss the point.
Other techniques provide confirmation, they create a nest, rather than exposing you.”

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
from the Nine yanas seminar, San Francisco, 1973.

“Have the courage to stop unvirtuous deeds
and start virtuous deeds (by disregarding personal preferences, especially the sense of being meaningful when giving).
We have the responsibility to do so, because we live.“

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
from the teachings: “Master your mind, abstinence from any harmful act”, Castellane 2017.

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