Dialing Down Self-Importance

We might think that if we practice hard we will gain some kind of weight and become a big fat golden Buddha with a large bank account and an entourage. Usually it is the other way around – there is a feeling of surrender, of opening, of losing territory and becoming, as my teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, “a grain of sand.” Self-importance is dialed down to 0.



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