[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Basic Goodness Is Like a Sneeze
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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week
October 26, 2004
BASIC GOODNESS IS LIKE A SNEEZE
When we talk about basic goodness, we are not talking in terms of good and
bad, but we are talking about unconditional health or unconditional
goodness, without any reference point. Basic goodness is something like a
sneeze. When you sneeze, there is no time to create or refer to a reference
point. You just sneeze, or you just cough. Similarly, when a person has an
orgasm, there's no room or time to compare that experience with anything
else. That simplicity and fundamental healthiness and that capability of
having your own personal experience is called basic goodness, which does
not have to be compared to basic badness.
From "Natural Hierarchy," in Selected Writings in THE COLLECTED
WORKS OF CHOGYAM TRUNGPA, Volume Eight, pages 435.
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