Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Use the Situation as Your Power

Book coverAbsolute warriors, ideal warriors, don’t struggle. Their actual inspiration comes from the situation as it is. If the situation becomes more and more overwhelming and powerful, that much more energy goes along with it. It’s like judo: you use the situation as your power rather than trying to fight with it.

From “The Bardo of Dreams” in Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos by Chögyam Trungpa, page 115

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