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Experiencing Now : Experiencing Fantastic 'Precision'
« on: March 05, 2011, 03:53:48 PM »
I have been interested in what Trungpa meant by 'experiencing fantastic precision', and wondered what people thought of it ?

This whole clip is shattering and I find it really calling me to the now.  Transcript below.

Chögyam Trungpa - Spirituality & the Now

Transcript :
"Spirituality is a particular term which actually means dealing with
intuition. In the theistic tradition there is a certain notion of
clinging into a word. A certain act is regarded as displeasing to divine
principles. A certain act is regarded as pleasing for the divine...
whatever. In the tradition of non-theism, however, it is very direct
that the case histories are not particularly important. What is
important is here and now. Now is definitely now. We try to experience
what is available there, on the spot. There is no point in thinking that
a past did exist that we could have now. This is now, this very moment,
nothing mystical, just now, very simple, straight forward. And from that
nowness, however, arises a sense of intelligence, always, that you are
constantly interacting with the reality one by one, spot by spot,
constantly. We actually experience fantastic precision always. But we
are threatened by the now so we jump to the past or the future. Paying
attention to the materials that exist in our life, such rich life that
we lead, all these choices take place all the time, but none of them are
regarded as bad or good, per se, everything that we experience are
unconditional experience. They dont come along with a label by saying
that this is regarded as bad, this is good, but we experience them but
we dont really pay heed to them properly, we dont actually regard that
we are going somewhere, regard that it is a hassle, waiting to be dead.
Thats the problem. That is not trusting the nowness properly but what
is actually experienced now possesses a lot of powerful things. It is so
powerful that we cant face it. Therefore we have to borrow from the
past, invite future, all the time. Maybe that's why we seek religion,
maybe thats why we march in the street, maybe thats why we complain to
society, maybe thats why we vote for the presidents. Its quite
ironical, and very funny indeed..."


  • Maun
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Re: Experiencing Now : Experiencing Fantastic 'Precision'
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 05:46:18 PM »
Intriguing and a very different perspective.. need to meditate on this. Thanks for sharing.


Morning Dew

Re: Experiencing Now : Experiencing Fantastic 'Precision'
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 06:41:57 PM »
I read the transcript several times and i still dont get what the fuss is about ?

I would advice you to reduce reading to a minimum and sit more, excercise more, be kind towards youself, eat well, go to sleep early, drink planty of water, take extra vitamins and D vitamin, take a hot bath or sauna, cycle in the nature etc.  .. Just let go of Trunghopa-who, osho-who and all the other mind cluttering creatures :)
Go back to yourself RF!
Buddha didt get liberated by following other man's ideas but by being alone with his mind and body. There in your very body is the answer you seek. Screw the fantastic precission and all the fancy words!
This puzzle cant be sorted intelectualy.

Friendly C h e


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