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5.0 out of 5 stars Die Laughing, 22 Aug 2004
This review is from: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics) (Paperback)
Chogyam Trungpa, gives it to you straight no chaser. The first half of the book examines your motivations for embarking on the spiritual path. This no-nonsense master challenges us to understand that for most the path is too fraught with pain and isolation to embark upon.
Now if you can take this, and its relentless, maintain and cultivate your sense of humour, critical to Trungpa's teaching, then he willingly reveals the Buddhist vehicle for engaging on the spiritual path.
This is authentic Buddhism. Forget being good or bad, forget hoping to get anything, read Chogyam Trungpa and understand there is nothing to get and everything to attain.
Embrace this authentic practice, if your really fortunate you may die laughing!
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2010 00:34:28 GMT
Isolation? You haven't understood this book my friend. It is just the opposite. The pain bit is entirely your choice.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 08:12:01 BDT
JLSmith says:
Hi I understand your understanding of isolation I apologies if my inability to express myself in this short review has caused you concern or upset. In the dharma, James
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