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Playful Humility

January 3, 2011

Humility in the Shambhala tradition involves playfulness, or a sense of humour. In many religious traditions, you feel humble because of a fear of punishment, pain, and sin. In the Shambhala world, you feel full of it. You feel healthy and good. In fact, you feel proud. Therefore, you feel humble. That’s one of the Shambhala contradictions, or we could say, dichotomies. Real humility is genuineness.

Adopted from "Discipline in the Four Seasons," in Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala, page 63.

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