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An Indestructible State of Being

May 16, 2011

When we fly in an airplane above the clouds, we realize that the sun is always shining even when it is cloudy and rainy below. In the same way, when we cease to hold on to our identity, our ego, we begin to see that the nonexistence of ego is a powerful, real, and indestructible state of being. We realize that, like the sun, it is a continuous situation which does not wax or wane. That state of being is called vajra nature.

From “Sacred Outlook,” in The Heart of the Buddha, page 137.


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1 Response to An Indestructible State of Being

  • A Gift of Dharma for 5.17.11 « Rev. Danny Fisher says:

    [...] Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987), whom I first quoted and wrote a little bio for here. This is it: When we fly in an airplane above the clouds, we realize that the sun is always shining even [...]

    Posted on May 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

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