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The Mandala of Irritation

June 20, 2011

Question: How does making a home in irritation relate to the mandala principle?

Chogyam Trungpa: That seems to be the mandala already, in itself. Relating with the irritations has the sense of there being all kinds of irritations and infinite further possibilities of them. That is a mandala. You are right there. Mandala is a sense of total existence with you in the center. So here you are in the center of irritation. It is very powerful.

Excerpted from "Eternity and the Charnel Ground" in Crazy Wisdom, pages 45 to 46.

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