By Rinpoche Cogyam Trungpa
Transcript of talks given by means of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the moment Vajradhatu Seminary, Snowmass Village 1974.
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But having faith that you're going to make it I can see as being on the heavy side, kind of spiritual materialism. So could you clarify what that means? R: I'm afraid it is very simple, in this case. Faith is not so much that you are going to make it, that you are going to become a millionaire one day. But faith is knowing that this is the way, this is the path. You can drive eighty miles an hour on your highway because you have the faith that it is the right highway. Q: Is that connected with a sense of well being?
If you decide to take time off from your job, the motivation is that you can do something other than what you do in your job: you can relax, swim, eat in restaurants, and so on. If the motivation for the practice of meditation is based on something, what is it based on? What actually motivated us to be here? Our total job at this seminary is to learn more about ourselves and meditation. That is the basic motivation. You want to learn more. You want to put as much of your effort and energy into the practice as you can.
Q: You talked about the feeling of joy or well-being that you get from the change of schedule, which sounds like a very relative sort of thing. It seems to happen in the first day or two of sitting, but then it goes away. You sort of see through it. So what do you work with beyond the very relative feeling of high? R: I aon't suppose you have to do anything with it. You just sit and do it. Whether you have it or not, there is no particular help. Sorry. Q: It seems like you were basing something on that.
1974 Seminary Hinayana-Mahayana by Rinpoche Cogyam Trungpa