Monday, November 4th, 2013 Focus: I choose to work with people and be helpful to them.


Although helping others has been preached quite a lot, we don’t really believe we can do it. But we must do something about this world, so that the world can develop into a non-aggressive society where people can wake themselves up. Helping others is one of the biggest challenges. The basic point is to become very genuine within yourselves. Also, please don’t hurt others. If you can’t do that, at least treat yourself better.

Finally, please try to work with people and be helpful to them. A fantastically large number of people need help. Please try to help them, for goodness sake, for heaven and earth. Don’t just collect Oriental wisdoms one after the other. Don’t just sit on an empty zafu, an empty meditation cushion. But go out and try to help others, if you can. That is the main point.

We have to do something. We’ve got to do something. Your help doesn’t have to be a big deal. To begin with, just work with your friends and work with yourself at the same time. It is about time that we became responsible for this world.

Excerpted from the article:
Coming Out of the Cocoon: It’s Time to Face Reality & Help Others
by Chögyam Trungpa.

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
by Chogyam Trungpa

The Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement — the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it.

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