Glimpses of Realization by Chogyam Trungpa

By Chogyam Trungpa

According to the seminar "The 3 our bodies of Enlightenment" given in Boulder in 1975. This better half quantity to Glimpses of area is a practitioner's consultant to the trikaya, or the 3 our bodies of enlightenment.

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Once we talk about those, then we can talk about their manifestations very easily, which brings us to the five buddha-family principle. S: Is it helpful to relate to a particular family that we identity with, or is it better to be aware of all five? V C T R : Working with the five buddha families becomes more like an astrological chart-making process if you begin to look at it as personal identification. The five buddha-family set-up is not personal identification but a general perspective. For instance, in order to drink a cup of tea, you have to have cold water and hot water and fire and tea leaves; otherwise, you can't make a cup of tea.

However, in this context, a sense of humor does not mean cracking jokes or trying to be funny out of embarrassment. H u m o r is not another mask or facade we put on, and it does not mean turning everything into a bigjoke. Particularly when there are shortcomings or irritations—with oneself or with whatever comes up—we turn everything into a b i g j o k e . " But that's quite far out, in the sense that he is going too far. In contrast, the sense of humor associated with the sambhogakaya principle is light.

If the speaker were telling you the complete truth all the time, probably it wouldn't make any sense. That 37 C H A P T E R T H R E E is w h y the truth is not told all at once. To do so would be a c o m pletely big flop. Instead one tells just a fraction of the t r u t h — o n e quarter of the truth, o n e - h u n d r e d t h of the t r u t h — w h i c h allows people to seek further truth and take the journey. In any case, even if we tried to tell the whole truth, since it is k n o w n as self-secret, you probably couldn't understand anything at all.

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