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Orderly Chaos — The Mandala Principle

By Chögyam Trungpa

Mandala of Unconditioned Energy, 1972
One of Chögyam Trungpa’s more difficult-to-understand teachings but one deep and well worth the time and energy of thinking through, applying to everyday life, and practicing. The mandala principle goes far beyond the philosophical and provides an alternative image to the common, ego-centric version. It also maps an experience beyond the dualistic, conceptual, and conventional paths based on gaining-ideas chasing fame, fortune, pleasure, and power. It illumines the interrelatedness of experience, the millions of historical influences making up each moment, the thousands of inextricably connected parts making up each whole.

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ViewYou will be able to develop American Buddhism, you will be able to teach the rest of the world, to go back to the Tibetans or the Indians and teach them what their earlier understanding was all about.”

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Themes: Buddhism

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“Ape instinct creates projections because the projector has definite ideas and the projections ‘prove’ that the projector is real creating the most gigantic syndicate of hypocrisy that could ever be thought of.”

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Themes: Projection

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“If you are willing to make a fool out of yourself, an absolutely perfects fool, then you get to be president.”

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Themes: Power

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“Our sophisticated frivolousness makes it easy to criticize society, to become anti-establishment and make fun of traditions. But how would we do it? We could take responsibility for running the whole world economically, spiritually, psychologically, and politically.”

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“Spiritual materialism is constantly trying to substitute one myth for another.”

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“Talking about confusion is much more helpful than talking about how to save ourselves.”

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Themes: Confusion

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“The problems arise because of too many presented ideas about how to save ourselves rather than about why we should save ourselves or what the problem actually is… the how comes spontaneously.”

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Themes: Strategy

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“There is a big difference between a cynical and a serious joke... enlightened jokes are much lighter because they leave room for wisdom and an acceptance of the past.”

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“We let ourselves be blinded by promises, reduce ourselves to a state of deaf and dumb, and accept without question the battlefield situation of fighting against something else.”

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Themes: War Ignorance

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“You don't have to know how to do it... There is no help coming from anywhere at all. You have to make your own individual journey that is purely based on you.”

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