By Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Everything is decaying. And that particular grossness or that funkiness begins to give us some kind of feedback. It does not match our own state of experience, basically. Our own experience has become a hoping for a better world, hoping for some much greater level of experience. We hope for happiness and pleasure only. For instance, all sorts of little complaints have come up during this seminary, and however small people's complaints may b~, individually they are not happy enough. We expect great happiness and harmony.
That seems to be problematic. Usually our basic slogan, so to speak, or our party line for that matter is to talk about somebody being on the path. Well, the idea is that we are on a path; we have not just parked our trailer in somebody's back yard, and made it into a house which still has wheels but without any function. In this case we are talking about riding in the yana principle: we are actually in a particular carriage which moves along some kind of road. Of course the road could take different forms, very rough or very smooth or whatever, but we are still moving along on the road.
So very funky, in other words. Gross, funky. Since everything is subject to death and decay all the time, it is basically very funky. Something could be beautifully fantastic and artful, even a 35 tastefully put together art work, but it is still very gross because everything is subject to death. Everything is decaying. And that particular grossness or that funkiness begins to give us some kind of feedback. It does not match our own state of experience, basically. Our own experience has become a hoping for a better world, hoping for some much greater level of experience.