Spiritueel materialisme doorsnijden Chögyam Trungpa

ISBN: 9789063253936

Published: 1999

Paperback

230 pages


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Spiritueel materialisme doorsnijden  by  Chögyam Trungpa

Spiritueel materialisme doorsnijden by Chögyam Trungpa
1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 230 pages | ISBN: 9789063253936 | 8.55 Mb

Id flipped through this many times before and read parts over the years, and it seems like theres always something new that stands out. This time, its a reminder of what I love most about the Buddhist approach to the awakened state: that its something that always exists, not something we need to try to create.

Over the last year or so, Ive seen (and been part of) so much striving and so much reaching, working, studying intensely, and taking Oh So Seriously the spiritual life ~ an approach that, of course, only confuses matters. When in reality, the awakened state is an act of just being. Just being sane. Just letting be.I see it happen with my yoga students and peers all the time: they practice yoga for some period of time, then start getting really excited about the spiritual side of yoga, and then start doing all this reading and doing all these other practices and making all these rules that they believe they must follow in order to stay on this spiritual path.

And its like as soon as they start adding all this other stuff, they lose the spiritual high that they got in the first place, so instead of going back to the simple method, they add more stuff and more stuff and they must meditate and practice every single day and avoid certain foods and beat themselves up if they have certain thoughts or emotions and its all So Serious and Heavy and a Big Deal, when in reality, its self-defeating.This book is a great reminder of the quite simple experience of just now.

Of not identifying with our spiritual highs and then seeking to always be in that exact moment (adding on all these things to do and these rules of living in order to always stay high), but of allowing and understanding moments as moments and continuing to observe and be in the flow no matter the moment.Also, the talks were given in 1970-71, so some of the audience questions have a great hippie vibe.

I particularly love the one about what happens if the monkey (mind) takes LSD? The answer, of course, is that it already has.



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