Every now and then I post a quote from Ocean of Dharma, a somewhat weekly email sent out by Carolyn Gimian, founding director of the Shambhala Archives and editor of many of Chogyam Trungpa’s books. Each mini teaching is a quote by Trungpa Rinpoche. Here, Trungpa Rinpoche writes on meditation and meditative awareness in the world:
Take your seat The practice of meditation is taking your seat in the warrior’s world. Then, throughout your life, meditative awareness shows you how to regain your balance when you lose it, and how to use the messages from the phenomenal world to further your discipline. The practice of meditation also allows you to be completely grounded in reality. Then, if someone asks, “How do I know that you are not overreacting to situations?” you simply reply, “My posture in the sadde, my seat on the earth, speaks for itself.” –Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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