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CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA | Chap. 10 - Letting Go (86)

 The warrior who experiences windhorse feels the joy and sorrow of love in everything he does. He feels hot and cold, sweet and sour, simultaneously. Whether things go well or things go badly, whether there is success or failure, he feels sad and delighted at once.

In that way, the warrior begins to understand the meaning of unconditional confidence.



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Windhorse: Power & Wisdom

Windhorse: Power & Wisdom

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...


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Raising Windhorse - Authentic Presence

Raising Windhorse - Authentic Presence

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, ...


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ChÖgyam Trungpa | Chap. 12: Discovering Magic (108)

When we draw down the power and depth of vastness into a single perception, then we are discovering and invoking magic. By magic we do not mean unnatural power over the phenomenal world, but rather the discovery of innate or primordial wisdom in the world as it is. The wisdom we are discoveri...



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When you are at ease, you find a state of true healthy mind. The cultivation of inscrutability is to learn to be. It has been said that everyone possesses the potentiality to be confident. When we speak of confidence here we refer to enlightened confidence—not to confi...



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Inscrutable Warrior

Inscrutable Warrior

The warrior of inscrutable is represented by the dragon, an energetic, powerful, and unwavering being. The dragon stands with the meek tiger, the perky lion, and the outrageous garuda.

The state of inscrutable is gentleness developed from fearlessness, which allows you to be noncommittal wi...


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Meek Warrior

Meek Warrior

The warrior of meek is modest, unconditionally confident, with a vast mind. Modest in the sense that you feel true and genuine. Confident like a tiger who is walking in the jungle, not searching for prey, but is self-satisfied and modest, who appreciates his own body and rhythm. Vast mind that is...


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Mind-Body Synchronization

Mind-Body Synchronization

“Synchronizing mind and body is looking and seeing directly beyond language.” Not because you disrespect language, but because internal dialogue hinders your experience of the cosmic mirror.

By means of sense perceptions and mind, you are accurate and absolutely direct in relating with the ...


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Outrageous Warrior

Outrageous Warrior

The warrior of outrageous isn’t unreasonable. You are outrageous in the sense of possessing the strength and power of warriorship, having gone completely beyond fear and hope.

The garuda symbolizes outrageousness. She hatches full-grown from her egg, spreading her wings beyond the limits, s...


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…because you respect yourself, you do not have to depend on gain and victory. And because you trust yourself, it is unnecessary to be fearful of others. […]

So meekness provides vast vision and confidence. The four dignities begin from this humble and dutiful but vast vision, w...



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CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA | CHAP. 12 - Discovering Magic (109)

We are not talking here about an intellectual revelation; we are speaking of actual experience. We are talking about how we actually perceive reality.



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Windhorse: External, Internal, & Secret Dralas

Windhorse: External, Internal, & Secret Dralas

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.

  • External drala: harmony in one’s environment that encour...


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Windhorse: Basic Goodness & Wakefulness

Windhorse: Basic Goodness & Wakefulness

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...


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Windhorse: Unconditional Confidence

Windhorse: Unconditional Confidence

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. 



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Basic Goodness

Basic Goodness

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...


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Basic Goodness: Gentleness & Trust

Basic Goodness: Gentleness & Trust

“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...


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Perky Warrior

Perky Warrior

The warrior of perky resembles a youthful snow lion, is unconditionally cheerful, constantly disciplined and enjoying discipline. The two stages of perky are the experience of an uplifted, joyful mind and the resting in the trust that comes from meekness.

Uplifted, joyful mind helps the war...


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