Surrendering Aggression With CTR~ January 19th.

Via on Jan 19, 2011

Aggression is the pressing out of confusion.

Deception sits at the core of all our problems.The expression of this misunderstanding is called aggression. Deception births insanity when thought is divorced from reality.

We have this belief that we are some kind of solid separate self, which exists apart from life. As a result, we experience ourselves as though we are an intrinsic idea that came into being independent of reality. Of course, reality constantly challenges this view. Truth never ceases to question the assumption that we are solid, permanent, or independent.

Life is fluid. It is flowing, and our tendency to conceptualize or solidify this flow is the source of friction. So instead of standing apart from life as a spectator, lets accept the invitation to participate in life. Accepting this invitation consists of surrendering aggression or the tendency to blame. Letting go of the idea that you are an idea that owns the space it inhabits…

The video below is “Surrendering Aggression”, with Chogyam Trungpa. It would not embed so just click the picture and be magically transported to YouTube!

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2 Responses to “Surrendering Aggression With CTR~ January 19th.”

  1. Ben Ralston Ben_Ralston says:

    Loving this series Benjamin… keep up the good work!

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