Chogyam Trungpa on conditioning our path in terms of the three conditions…

Picture of Chogyam Trungpa 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 Rinpoche’s collected works, in his own words…

Jonathan begins.

“Conditioning our path happens in terms of the three categories I have already mentioned.”

Caroline replies.

“It happens, for example, in terms of the totality of experience, the first category.”

Jonathan replies.

“That is one aspect of how we relate to our path—in terms of the totality of our experience.”

Allen replies.

“The path is happening anyway, then we relate to it in a certain way, we take a certain attitude toward it.”

Allen pauses.

“The path then becomes either a spiritual path or a mundane path.”

Allen continues.

“This is the way we relate to the path; this is how our motivation begins.”

Jonathan replies.

“And our motivation has the threefold pattern.”

Virginia replies.

“In the Buddhist tradition, these three aspects of the path are called dharmakaya, sambhogakaya, and nirmanakaya.”

Caroline replies.

“The conditioning of the path happens in terms of those three aspects.”

Allen replies.

“The ongoing process of the path has a certain total attitude.”

Caroline replies.

“The journey takes on a pattern that has an element of total basic sanity in it.”

Allen replies.

“This total sanity, or enlightened quality, is not particularly attractive in the ordinary sense.”

Jonathan replies.

“It is the sense of complete openness that we discussed earlier.”

Caroline replies.

“It is this complete total openness that makes us able to transcend hope and fear.”

Jonathan replies.

“With this openness, we relate to things as they are rather than as we would like them to be.”

Caroline replies.

“That basic sanity, that approach transcending
hope and fear, is the attitude of enlightenment.”

Allen replies.

“This attitude is very practical.”

Jonathan replies.

“It does not reject what comes up on the path, and it does not become attached to what comes up on the path.”

Allen replies.

“It just sees things as they are.”

Caroline replies.

“So this is total, complete openness—complete willingness to look into whatever arises, to work with it, and to relate to it as part of the overall process.”

Virginia  replies.

“This is the dharmakaya mentality of all-encompassing space, of including everything without bias.”

Caroline replies.

“It is a larger way of thinking, a greater way of viewing things, as opposed to being petty, finicky.”

End scene. Fini.

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2 responses to “Chogyam Trungpa on conditioning our path in terms of the three conditions…

  1. Salvadoré

    Hey you dumbass, why’d you get rid of the post where you erroneously claimed that Karmapa was in Germany?

    Ya schmuck!

    • It was an accidental repost of a post from last year.

      My bad.

      It sure got you, though.

      You obviously have nothing to do than stalk me online.

      Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share with my readers what I have put up from you over the past three years with you here.

      It was a mistake.

      You wish I had posted what you thought I posted.

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