[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: The Problem of Dogma
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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week
January 18, 2007
THE PROBLEM OF DOGMA
East West Journal: Why is it that human beings think they know, or they do
know, what's the right thing to do with their lives, and repeatedly they
find themselves not doing it?
Chogyam Trungpa: That's a good one. Well, I think we have the problem of
dogma again. Dogma tells you to do something, and you feel it will be good
for you. At the same time, if you don't practice it, you'll be looked down
upon as such a naughty boy or a naughty girl. Rather than encouragement,
there's a sense of criticism. There's no inspiration but a punishment
From "Freedom Is a Kind of Gyp: An Interview with Chogyam Trungpa by
Sherman Goldman," in THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHOGYAM TRUNGPA, Volume Three,
All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo and used by
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