Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics) by Chogyam Trungpa,Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

By Chogyam Trungpa,Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

during this smooth religious vintage, the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa highlights the most typical pitfall to which each and every aspirant at the non secular course falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The common tendency, he indicates, is to determine spirituality as a technique of self-improvement—the impulse to boost and refine the ego while the ego is, by way of nature, primarily empty. "The challenge is that ego can convert whatever to its personal use," he acknowledged, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick all of us play on ourselves, and to supply us a much brighter fact: the real and joyous liberation that necessarily contains letting pass of the self instead of operating to enhance it. it's a message that has resonated with scholars for almost thirty years, and continues to be clean as ever this present day.

This new version incorporates a foreword via Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

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