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Open Secret

Book coverThis whole world is mind’s world. By meditating we are dealing with the very mind that devised our eyeglasses and put the lenses in the rims. So this is a living world, mind’s world. When we realize this, working with mind is no longer a remote or mysterious thing to do. It is no longer dealing with something that is hidden or somewhere else. Mind is right here. Mind is hanging out in the world. It is an open secret.

From Chögyam Trungpa’s “The Four Foundations of Mindfulness” in A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers, page 38

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  1. Chogyam Trungpa is like bland-tasting medicine – easy to swallow un-noticed (where it will do its work nevertheless, like a subtle blessing), but it is only when you break open the capsule and look at the ingredients you realise why and how it works; I am finding that you have to read his writing s l o w l y (almost meditatively) to really get the impact (whereas it is so easy to readquickly because there are few technical words and references in it – it is easy to miss the wood for all the trees even though the wood is all around); still, after all these years: truly reveal-ing teachings

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