By Trungpa, Rinpoche Chogyam
"transcript of talks given through Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the fourth Vajradhatu Seminary, a twelve-week interval of in depth meditation and research, held at Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin September-November 1976"
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Vacant" is not even a good word. It's just [draws breath sharply]. There is a kind of gap there. You see what I mean? If there is a gap there, there's room for the whole thing. Q: So egolessness being form is still a concept or still a construct? R: Not at all.. That's real, an honest expression. If there is no, there is at once yes. " To Tibetans, but not to Americans. " I don't want a cup of tea, so I accept your not giving me a cup of tea. " Accepting that nothing is a confirmation. I'm sure you've experienced that.
You need the gut-level situations of p~n. pleasure, challenge and all the rest of it. " R: Yes, that's right. World is gap. Q: Well, then, I'm confused about the first dharma of ego again. You experience yourself in terms of your relationship to the world, and your nonself in terms of that same relationship, don't you? R: Both. Q: Then how can you experience self without a reference point? R: You can. You'd be surprised. That's the trick. It's a vajrayana touch, a touch of vajrayana. You'd be surprised; you can do it.
The last qualification is sambuddha. rgyas). rdzogs) which means everything is gone beyond, everything is achieved that needs to be achieved. There are other traditions, theistic traditions, which claim they also attain buddhahood. But this particular Buddha has attained real buddhahood, the genuine one, the goodest of the goodest of the good of all. This Buddha's attainment is beyond both samsaric buddhahood and nirvanic buddhahood, and beyond any kind of hassles that reality might present. He has already conquered them, completely so.