Dare Not Be Enlightened

“People might find sanity too spacious and irritating. We would prefer a little claustrophobic insanity, snug and comforting insanity. Getting into that is like crawling back into a marsupial’s pouch. That’s the usual tendency. We fear that acknowledging precision and sanity is too crispy, too cool, too cold. It’s too early to wake up, we’d rather go back to bed. Going back to bed is relating to the mind’s deceptions, which in fact we prefer. We like to get a little bit confused and set up our homes in that. We don’t prefer sanity in fact – that seems to be the problem, rather than that we don’t have it.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

“It is all about cultivating a stable and constant practice where we are neither attached to happiness nor depressed by suffering.”

~ 17th Karmapa