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Drala: the magical quality of existence, the natural wisdom, that recognizes both you and your reality as reflections of the cosmic mirror - your human wisdom is one with the power of things as they are.
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Unconditional confidence is not having confidence in something, but is remaining in the state of confidence, free from competition or one-upmanship.
This unconditional state happens when you simply have an unwavering state of mind that needs no reference point.
ChÖgyam Trungpa | Chap. 12: Discovering Magic (108)
Raising windhorse is the abrupt and spontaneous magical process of letting go of fixed mind.
This instantaneous process, combined with the gradual, developmental process of letting go of ego fixation, brings the experience of authentic presence.
(To manifest authentic presence fully, ...
Windhorse provides an unending source of power because it is grounded in the experience of egolessness.
Practitioners are connected to the energy of windhorse once they have developed an unshakable trust in basic goodness and the cosmic mirror.
(The cosmic mirror is the uncon...
“The expression of basic goodness is always connected with gentleness—not feeble, lukewarm, milk-and-honey gentleness, but wholehearted, perky gentleness with good head and shoulders."
Gentleness comes naturally from experiencing the absence of doubt. Doubtlessness comes from trusting in th...
To raise windhorse is basically to rouse the energy of basic goodness into a wind of delight and power.
Windhorse invokes and actualizes the living aspect of fearlessness and bravery as it casts out depression and doubt on the spot. Not in a sense of exorcising depression and doubt, however...
Basic goodness is our basic, original nature that is undiluted and unconfused - an innate wakefulness experienced through the point of view of the cosmic mirror.
You do not possess basic goodness - you are basic goodness itself.
Basic goodness isn't an arbitrary idea; the wor...
CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA | CHAP. 12 - Discovering Magic (109)
CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA | Chap. 10 - Letting Go (86)
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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give ...
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In the Inner Citadel, Hadot applies to Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations his characteristic interpretative approach: treating ancient philosophy as a “way of life” in particular one which provides its students with “spiritual exercises” to enable them to make progress towards wisdom and treating ancie...
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