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Longing and Humbleness

February 5, 2013

Book coverDevotion, or mögü in Tibetan, can be divided into two aspects: möpa and küpa. Möpa means “longing” or “wanting,” and küpa means “humility,” “respect,” or “being without arrogance.” With küpa, you are not pretending to be somebody who has reached a higher level of wisdom. So in devotion, longing and humbleness are put together. That state of mind brings openness to the teacher and to the dharma.

With küpa, the longing of möpa does not become purely an emotional indulgence or demand on the part of either the student or the teacher. The devotion of küpa is the respect or sacredness that comes from that experience of aah [the space before first thought]! Küpa arises because every highlight in your life has always been touched by the sacredness of vajrayana, even before you knew it.

From The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma,Volume Three: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, page 130.

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