1975 Seminary Transcripts of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Hinayana Mahayana

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That was the first discovery of his truth, the four noble truths. He discovered that truth is not copyrighted or possessed by divine beings, but that truth exists in the ordinary world, in the simple world of bread and butter language. Fire is hot; water is wet; wind is flowing; earth is solid-truth exists at that level. And suffering is painful-that was the· first truth that he realized, so it is worth respecting. The Buddha was somebody who had a realistic idea about how the whole world works and how the real world exists.

That concept of making yourself useful is the popular, Christian idea of not wasting your time, being pragmatic-and also feeling guilty about wasting time. I mean there are a lot of possibilities for all of us to feel terribly guilty. A lot of people here borrowed money and a lot of other people earned their own money and saved in order to be here. But when we go back we will have to work further: we have to pay those people back. And we are just sitting here. Even people who don't owe money, who had their own money already, have put a lot of gaps into the efficiency of their life.

It is important for us to realize that this particular type of a journey is very realistic. And the journey partly depends on the journeyer, partly on the driving teacher, partly on the makers of the map, and partly also on the guide who gave you the description of the road. You cannot expect that the guide will tell you about every exit, but he can give you some rough guidelines, basic reference points. That particular sort of journey is quite powerful and very unedited in terms of your own logical thinking.

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