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Open the Gates, Tear Down the Walls

November 29, 2011

In order to become a follower of the dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, one has to become nonaggressive, beyond aggression. In order to do that, there has to be some kind of warmth in oneself, gentleness to oneself, which is known as maitri, or loving-kindness. There also has to be greater gentleness to others, which is known as karuna or compassion. When we begin to make a connection to the teachings, to dharma, we are willing to open our gates, to tear down our walls.

From "Aggression," in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Two, page 520.


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