Part of the Shambhala Buddhist view is that people are basically good. That’s an important element in the training.
The idea is that sometimes our basic goodness is covered over by a thick weave of habits (generated by fear) called the cocoon. Somehow we have become oddly comfortable taking a nap in our little cocoon.
That’s why we meditate – to contact our basic goodness, wake up from our snooze, and step out of that cocoon.
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