Absolutely. One cannot deny that all of our common experiences are through the vantage point of the mixture of form, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. Using mental formations in a way that breeds more confusion is unskillful, whereas Using the unarguable process to remove confusion is skillful. The path as a reference point is skillful in bringing one to the subtlest state, where one can then let go of states altogether.
Whatever occurs—is part of the learning process. So there is nothing to blame; everything is the path, everything is Dharma. ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Founder of Shambhala. The Heart of the Buddha. #trungpa
In meditation, everybody should have a regal existence. Work with everything simply and directly, keep a good posture, follow the breath, and then project your mind. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala #trungpa
In meditation, everybody should have a regal existence. Work with everything simply and directly, keep a good posture, follow the breath, and then project your mind. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala la.shambhala.org#trungpa
Don’t Assume the Posture of a Wilted Flower ~ Chögyam Trungpa
When you slouch, you are trying to hide your heart, protecting it by slumping over. But when you sit upright but relaxed in the posture of meditation, your heart is naked. Your entire being is exposed - to yourself, first of all, but to others as well. Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself. When you sit erect, you proclaim to yourself and to the rest of the world that you are going to be a warrior, a fully human being.
from the book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
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