Chogyam Trungpa on taking the goal as the path in daily life…

Picture of Dorje Trollo the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players do a dramatic reading from volume five of Chogyam Trungpa’s collected works, in Rinpoche’s own words…

Caroline begins.

“It is this completeness of the journey that we are going to discuss in relation to Padmasambhava’s life.”

Allen replies.

“This completeness can be described in terms of certain aspects: it contains basic space, or totality; it contains energy and play; and it also contains pragmatic application, or dealing with life situations as they are.”

Caroline replies.

“We have three principles there: the totality as the whole sense of environment on the path, the sense of play on the path, and the sense of practicality on the path.”

Allen replies.

“These are the three categories that develop.”

Caroline replies.

“Before getting into the details of Padmasambhava’s eight aspects, it would be good to discuss these three principles in terms of how Padmasambhava manifests them to us as path.”

Allen replies.

“First, we have to look more closely at the nature of the path itself.”

Caroline replies.

“The path is our effort, the energy that we put into the daily living situation; it consists of our trying to work with the daily living situation as a learning process—whether that situation is creative or destructive or whatever.”

Caroline pauses.

“If you spill a cup of coffee on your neighbor’s table or if you just pass someone the salt, it’s the same thing.”

Caroline continues.
“These are the happenings that occur all the time in our life situations.”

Allen replies.

“We are constantly doing things, constantly relating with things or rejecting things.”

Caroline replies.

“There is constant play.”

Allen replies.

“I am not particularly talking about spirituality at this point, but just daily existence: those events that happen all the time in our life situations.”

End scene. Fini.

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  1. I find this apropos for the day.

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