Bad Day? Here’s a reminder not to take yourself too seriously.

Via elephant journal
on Dec 21, 2009
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Our capacity to take ourself seriously is nearly limitless. You want proof?

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If Rod can sing and gyrate about how sexxxy he is with…that hair…those pants…hey.

The cosmic joke, as Chogyam Trungpa put it, is on all of us. Life is suffering. It’s also a dream.

So, smile.

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Or, as Longchenpa, another great Buddhist teacher put it…well, the quote’s on the back of my stickard:



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59 Responses to “Bad Day? Here’s a reminder not to take yourself too seriously.”

  1. Bret says:

    That's more like Taoism…Bahahahahahahaha… 😉

  2. Tim says:

    Think of reality as nothing but pure light or energy. This can be described as emptiness or non-emptiness, but the enlightened will realize that there is no sense in this dualistic conception.

  3. Marc Pi says:

    Matt – Thank you for the correction. I was just getting ready to reply to Bob's comment when I saw you already had.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Now here are people who are really good at making two out of one.

  5. ARCreated says:

    my brain just melted. Thanks 🙂

  6. Eric says:

    Since we are everything, we are nothing.

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  8. trishalotzer says:

    Often we jnana yogis can get way too caught up in knowledge and words and looking for the ultimate answer. Then, like trying too hard to achieve a perfect pose in asana practice, we miss the point.

  9. Holli says:

    Erm, but I do! *said slightly sheepishly….