By Chogyam Trungpa

The accrued Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings jointly in 8 volumes the writings of the 1st and so much influential and inspirational Tibetan instructor to provide Buddhism within the West. geared up through subject, the gathering comprises full-length books in addition to articles, seminar transcripts, poems, performs, and interviews, lots of that have by no means prior to been on hand in e-book shape. From memoirs of his get away from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, brain, and meditation; from unique verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the awesome diversity of Trungpa's imaginative and prescient, abilities, and teachings is showcased during this landmark sequence.

Volume 4 offers introductory writings at the vajrayana tantric teachings, clearing up Western misconceptions approximately Buddhist tantra. It contains 3 full-length books and a 1976 interview within which Chögyam Trungpa deals penetrating reviews at the problem of bringing the vajrayana teachings to the USA.

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We are talking about that spark, that fire. It is real fire, real water. real earth, and real air: The real elements arc working with you. Still, at this point we have no idea who you arc, actually. Let's just say we are talking about the basic you. Let's leave it vague at this point: otherwise it is going to get roo complicated. Just leave it at you, this vague stuff that exists somewhere or other in the middle of the cosmos. At this point the question arises of how we can handle, or utilize, such energy.

Grant your blessings so rhar I give birth to deep sadness. Grant your blessings so that I maintain undistractcd mindrulness. Because of my former evil actions, I was born at the end of the dark age. All that I have previously done has caused me suffering. 22 INTENSIFYING DEVOTION I N O NE 'S II EART Because of evil frie nds, I am darkened by the shadow of evil deeds. My dharma practice has been sidetracked by my meaningless chatter. Guru, think of me; look upo n me quickly with compassion. Grant your blessings so that I completely accomplish the holy dharma.

Grant your blessings so that I give rise to renunciation from my depths. 17 JOURNEY WITII OUT GOAL Although I have obtained a free and well-favored human birth. I have wasted it in vain. I am constantly distracted by the activities of this futile life. Unable to accomplish the great objective of liberation and overcome by laziness, I return e mpry·handed from a land o f jewels. Guru, th ink of me; look upon me quickly with compassion. Grant your blessings so t·hat I fulfill the purpose of human birth.

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