[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Genuineness
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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week
January 8, 2007
Student: The point of genuineness seems to be so simple that it's almost
impossible to understand. Could you say something about non-genuineness and
the problems that we get into when we're trying to be confident? From that,
maybe we can get a better idea of genuineness.
Chogyam Trungpa: I could give you a lot of examples. Inviting depression is
one way of not being genuine, and refusing to be a human being and trying
to be a superman all the time is another way. In either case, we are trying
to be somebody or something else and not paying attention to what's
happening. You see, what we generally do is constantly, constantly
substitute for ourselves somebody else who doesn't even exist.
Nevertheless, we keep on doing that. When we fail to find our own quality
right away, we run into trouble. Being genuine from that point of view is
being indestructible in some sense. It depends on how much you can be a
From "Basic Goodness," a talk to directors of Shambhala Training, January
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