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Duality is Just a Way of Killing Boredom

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At the beginning, duality is just a way of killing boredom. All the things that happen in confused mind are fundamentally a way of overcoming boredom and entertaining oneself, on one hand, and a way of taking one’s mind off threats, on the other. The main threat is that if one happened to return to the background of basic ignorance, one might see the sense of embarrassing confusion that exists there and the struggle to conceal one’s private parts.

From “The Birth of the Path” in Orderly Chaos: The Mandala Principle by Chögyam Trungpa, pages 105–106

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