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By Trungpa, Rinpoche Chogyam

"transcript of talks given via Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the fourth Vajradhatu Seminary, a twelve-week interval of extensive meditation and learn, held at Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin September-November 1976"

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R: Well, they are not quite the same. What we are talking about in this case is more like fingerpainting. Shinjang is a much more refined version of that. At this point we are talking about a life style, actually. Q: Just a life style? R: Just a life style, as opposed to how we could actually define the real details completely and properly. Q: My question is along the same lines. You mentioned vipasyana in connection with tiilshug, and I have b-een trying to understand whether [tiilshug] implies the transition from samatha to vipasyana?

He acted very humble when he visited my office, bending his head down and doing everything that Tibetans do to show respect. But the words he spoke were completely arrogant. Every word in fact was absolutely arrogant, but he was still crouching down and trying to be traditional, cultural, rather than real. " Let me give you. As if I wanted so much from him. ] I didn't want his prostrations particularly, but he decided to give them to me as if he were my favorite friend or kid or pet, whatever. He did his prostrations and then he felt a little awkward, afterwards.

In the buddhist sense, being disciplined indicates that you do not have any personal self-justification. Without self-justification, discipline becomes proper. If there is personal self-justification, discipline becomes a private trip. It becomes onehundred-percent trippy, quite possibly hippy style. Without self-justification and trippiness, discipline is no longer problematic. It is simply trying to practice the good old-fashioned techniques-in the style of the Victorians, if you would like to put it that way.

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