Chogyam Trungpa Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old chogyam trungpa quotes, chogyam trungpa sayings, and chogyam trungpa proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence. It cannot be compared to anything else: it is so sharp, precise, obvious, and direct. If we can open, then we suddenly begin to see that our expectations are irrelevant compared with the reality of the situations we are facing.     

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It's easier to put on a pair of shoes than to wrap the earth in leather.     

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Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.     

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The attainment of enlightenment from ego's point of view is extreme death, the death of self, the death of me and mine, the death of the watcher. It is the ultimate and final disappointment.     

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Our life is an endless journey; it is like a broad highway that extends infinitely into the distance. The practice of meditation provides a vehicle to travel on that road. Our journey consists of constant ups and downs      

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To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.     

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Buddhism doesn't tell you what is false and what is true but it encourages you to find out for yourself.     

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Mindfulness is like a microscope; it is neither an offensive nor defensive weapon in relation to the germs we observe through it. The function of the microscope is just to clearly present what is there.     

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A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don't appreciate themselves.     

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Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news!     

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Sanity lies somewhere between the inhibitions of conventional morality and the looseness of the extreme impulse     

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Habit is formed out of memory... We often shape our present situation according to those habitual memories. Instead of starting fresh, we go back to what we've done in the past... easier for us than fighting our way through foreign territory.     

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We are caught in a traffic jam of discursive thought.     

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Luxury is experiencing reality.     

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Too often, people think that solving the world's problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.     

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Disappointment results from the removal of illusion.     

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Fearlessness is extending ourselves beyond our limited view.     

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