Chogyam Trungpa on dancing with the phenomenal world…

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…

Virginia replies.

“This is a very moving story of a journey ever further outward.”

Virginia continues.

“Starting from the basic innocence of the dharmakaya level, which is the embryonic state of buddha nature, we have to come out, step out.”

Jonathan replies.

“We have to relate with the playfulness of the world as it is on the sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya levels.”

Allen replies.

“There is no duality; there is no this and no that.

Allen continues.

“This state is completely all-pervading.”

Caroline replies.

“There is also a sense of freshness, because this state is total, it is all over, there is no reference point.”

Caroline continues.

“If there is no reference point, then there is nothing to pollute one’s concepts or ideas.”

Sally replies.

“It is one absolute ultimate thing altogether.”

Jonathan replies.

“The phenomenal world is a very basic legal setup.”

Allen replies.

“The play of phenomena has cause and effect constantly happening within it.”

Jonathan replies.

“This infant quality and the exploratory quality that develops in our being as we begin to work on the spiritual path require working with dangers as well as working with pleasures of all kinds.”
Allen replies.

Jonathan continues.

“That childlike quality automatically tends toward the world outside, having already realized that the sudden, instant enlightened state of mind is not the end but the beginning of the journey.”

Sally replies.

“The sudden awakeness happens, and then we become an infant.”

Virginia replies.

“Then after that, we explore how to work with phenomena, how to dance with phenomena, and at the same time, how to relate with confused people.”

Virginia continues.

“Working with confused people automatically draws us into certain shapes according to the teachings the confused people require and the situations that are required in order to relate with them.”

End scene. Fini.

Another episode of Pulp Buddhism brought to you by the Naropa Prairie Dog Players and by viewers like you, thank you for your support.

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One response to “Chogyam Trungpa on dancing with the phenomenal world…

  1. Tebby

    Have you been using psychedelics.

    This is groovy….

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