Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Glimpse of Enlightenment

Book coverThe terms enlightenment or buddha or awakened imply tremendous sharpness and precision along with a sense of spaciousness. We can experience this; it is not a myth. We experience a glimpse of it. The point is to start from the glimpse and gradually, as you become more familiar with that glimpse and the possibilities of reigniting it, it happens naturally. A flash occurs, maybe a fraction of a second. These flashes happen constantly, all the time. Faith is realizing that there is some open space and sharpness in your everyday life.

From The Pocket Chögyam Trungpa, #32. (Originally in The Sanity We Are Born With.)

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