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One Becomes the Teaching

March 22, 2011

The spirituality of Buddhism is a nontheistic one. It deals with the ways and means of attaining enlightenment, discovering buddha within through the aid of great teachers and the diligent practice of meditation. It has always been emphasized that one does not purely practice the dharma, the teaching, but one becomes the dharma.

From “Foreword to The Torch of Certainty” in Selected Writings, page 324 in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Five.

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1 Response to One Becomes the Teaching

  • Fernanda says:

    Chogyam Trungpa.i never met you.i was not and am not a formal stneudt.i visited one of your meditation centers over 30 years ago.i don't understand anything in any of your books.Why are you in my thoughts every day?Why do i dream of you?i read that you died and your body was cremated.How could this be when you are always chasing me?

    Posted on March 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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