By Rinpoche Cogyam Trungpa
Transcript of talks given by means of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the moment Vajradhatu Seminary, Snowmass Village 1974.
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Transcript of talks given through Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the moment Vajradhatu Seminary, Snowmass Village 1974.
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You give up altogether and you feel you are dumb anyway, so there's no point in trying to find out what _a thing's about-you just do it. If there's any kind of interest or faith in yourself, then you will look into things, you will find out the details and explore the-, whole thing. The Buddhist point of view is very unusual compared to any theistic religion. Theistic religions actually tell you not to think about it, just to have faith, just to give in or to give up. The Buddhist point of view is the opposite of that.
But there is a state of wanting to hold on to your identity by means of emotional uptightness, which is unnecessary in a sense and just creates further pain. A lot of the emotional uptightness comes from wanting to stick to one's own identity and to one's own importance. Usually you want to be somebody or something important. You want to achieve something, so therefore you express yourself in terms of anger, passion, jealousy, envy or whatever. The fourth aggregate is not having enough faith. In this case, when we talk about faith we are talking about faith in the sense of having faith in yourself, that you actually can do it.
Fundamentally you are not really you. You are not you at all; you have lost yourself, which is the Buddhist notion of loneliness or egolessness. And when you sense that you are not you anymore and that nothing can replace that state anymore, then you begin to find that some sense of devotion is taking place, some sense of richness, and some sense of artistic expression. Which is very, very special. Q: You mean that your sense of not being you provides inspiration for richness to come? How is that?