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By Trungpa, Rinpoche Chogyam

"transcript of talks given by way of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the fourth Vajradhatu Seminary, a twelve-week interval of in depth meditation and research, held at Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin September-November 1976"

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You'd be surprised. That's the trick. It's a vajrayana touch, a touch of vajrayana. You'd be surprised; you can do it. You could burn your fingers on the stoveQ: But that's referring to the stove and the heat and everything, isn't it? R: -without having fingers. ] Q: Thank you. R: You can do that. Well, I think maybe we should end at this point. Okay? 25 Talk Four DISCIPLINE Ego's approach to reality seems to be based on some sense of personal collection and some sense of reinforcing one's existence.

Q: Egolessness is full of itself? R: Egolessness is. Actually egolessness is not a good word. Instead we could say no ego is full of itself. When you make it "lessness," you make it a thing. It becomes a statement that you have credentials, as if you had a passport. So egolessness becomes your credential, rather than an expression of sunyata. Ego; egoless; egolessness. Ta is "ness," right? And sunya is empty. " But somehow it doesn't quite make it when we say in English that ego/essness does not have any fullness, and therefore it is utterly full.

R: The closest one I can think of is very outrageous-it is "trip," actually. Q: Trick? R: Trip. You know, trippy trip. Q: Oh, like a real acid trip? R: No, no. Nothing like that. Just a trip. " That approach. " You have some kind of experience of journey as well as of discipline at the same time-in the proper, sane way, not hippy style but just experiencing the real meaning. '' Q: It's kind of like ''vocation'' or something like that. R: Well, vocation with a lot of chili in it. It's more colorful than just pure vocation, like the vocation of being a monk.

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