1975 Seminary Transcripts of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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Every minute we are getting gray hair, although it may not be particularly visible. Every minute our mechanical body is getting much older and older and older and it is beginning to wear out. And every minute the building that we are sitting in is 34 getting older and older and it is in the process of collapsing. And whatever we do in our life, there is always the possibility that everything is not going to last as long as we expected. We clean up our dining room table, clean up our dishes, and try to make things as if they were new each day.

So a lot of things depend on your intelligence and discipline and exertion-completely. So hopefully, you had better take some more responsibility for the future. It is going to be handed over to you anyway sooner or later-whether you would like to take it or not. And you could reject it or throw it in the dust. But it is up to you to take some responsibility in relating with the dharma that exists in this country. You have to take some responsibility for its presentation and help with future students, not only in this country but in the rest of the world, including Tibet and India.

So basically the path is life experience. That is to say, it is the basic pa:th that exists, carved out of the samsaric world. Basically, the world is a samsaric world. And within that samsaric world, a road is being created, a particular highway is being introduced. So in the midst of this basic samsaric countryside, a path has been cut through-which we might call the spiritual path. It seems that once the path has already been prepared for us, once it has been cut and laid out, with an occasional bridge here or there, or an occasional tunnel here or there-once that path exists, then we also need to have some form of vehicle by which to travel along that path.

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