[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Crash Course
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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week
January 12, 2007
Particularly in the Western hemisphere, when you go to a new country, you
take a crash course to learn how to conduct yourself. A lot of business
people get into a crash course to learn how to eat with chopsticks, how to
move and behave, what to eat or not eat, what to say and whether it is
polite to finish the food on your plate or leave something behind. However,
when you come to a spiritual master, you don't come having had a crash
course on how to handle a guru. You have already had a crash course of your
own, which is your own neurosis, your confusion. That's fantastic. It's a
very vivid crash course, a very good one. It's honest and genuine
experience. You come along as you are, as they say.
From "Tradition and Sanity in Zen and Tibetan Buddhism," Talk Ten of
Fourteen, from THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST PATH, Summer, 1974, Naropa University.
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