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Decency is Free from Trickery

May 16, 2013

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When we’re having trouble maintaining our ground or ourselves, we play all kinds of tricks. That trickery brings hope and fear. You’re so tempted; at the same time, you’re so afraid. Decency is being free from trickery, free from the tricks we play on ourselves or on each other to maintain our basic existence. In that way, decency is being loyal to others, loyal to the most intimate experiences that you’ve shared with others. Loyalty is twofold. Quite simply, it is a commitment to (1) working gently with yourself and (2) being kind to others.

From Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala by Chögyam Trungpa, page 137.

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1 Response to Decency is Free from Trickery

  • Mymy says:

    Wow, that sounds rlelay awesome. I have never rlelay gotten eastern philosphy. It's almost like you have to be there to truly understand the impact of their culture. This sounds like a book that rlelay empowers the West to understand the depths of meditation.

    Posted on May 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm