In Appreciation for the Warriors of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
CTR said that our path is that of the refugee
For his students, everythings seems to be going according to plan
“What if you were enlightened tomorrow?” CTR asked one time?
We might do well to ask: What if we got everything we wanted right now?
Would we become tyrants?
Or might we crawl back into our cocoons, comforted?
Maybe we’re finally beginning to wake up
Forms are art
And therefore are perfect, unlimited and impermanent
They can’t be copyrighted, branded, or marketed into greater perfection
The best things in life are free
One might think that such things could be held as stocks or bonds
But one would find that dividends did not arrive
Build a bridge, draft legislation, make a great cup of coffee or teach dharma
They are all transmissions
Every realm could use another Buddha
So good morning sleepy refugees
There is no way to abandon or choose one’s path
But one could definitely waste it