Sadness dissolves aggression. Empathy dissolves arrogance. Independence dissolves fear. Humor dissolves defensiveness. 🐋 When fording into the whitewater of service and ego both, armor yourself with the genuine heart of sadness—and one’s idealism will manifest in practical skillful means. #genuineheartofsadness #trungpa #mayitbeofbenefit #meditation #politics #frankberliner #sakyong #shambhala
“If you’re about to enter into a really hard period or a big challenge…If you can armor yourself with the genuine heart of sadness, then you can get through that difficult period.
So what is that genuine heart of sadness?
The notion, from a Buddhist point of view, is that you don’t want to armor yourself with arrogance, you don’t want to armor yourself with bluster, or with anything really. You want to armor yourself with vulnerability, with openness.”
“When things are difficult, you have to communicate. When you’re feeling confusion, you have to communicate that. If you can communicate when you’re down, when you’re out, when you’re confused, you can get through almost anything. And that’s an incredibly powerful notion. In Buddhism they call that the vajra.”
“Good mood or bad mood, it shouldn’t matter as long as we can be genuine and kind.”
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