Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Let Go of Grasping

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

When we don't cling to things, because we don't have to have them, we can develop a basic understanding of things as they are. We can let go of the reference point of grasping onto things: the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and other reference points we usually feel we need. We don't need to draw companionship of any kind from such things….We do not need to depend on such reference points. We do not need to closet ourselves in with personal reference points in order to clutch onto the hot breath of our particular dear old life that breathes so heavily on us.

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