Chogyam Trungpa defines true “victory.”

Via on Nov 13, 2010

Victory is not having to deal with an enemy at all.

It is the notion of no enemy.

The whole world is a friend.

~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Buddhist meditation teacher and founder of Shambhala, Vajradhatu, Naropa University.

Would make some great advice for our foreign policy men and women and for our military.

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4 Responses to “Chogyam Trungpa defines true “victory.””

  1. Brilliant. As usual from Trungpa.

    Waylon, wonder if you know how many dedicated students of Trungpa's teachings there are today? Would your mom have an idea?

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