By Chogyam Trungpa
In this contemporary religious vintage, the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa highlights the most typical pitfall to which each and every aspirant at the non secular course falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The common tendency, he indicates, is to work out spirituality as a means of self-improvement—the impulse to improve and refine the ego whilst the ego is, via nature, basically empty. "The challenge is that ego can convert whatever to its personal use," he stated, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick all of us play on ourselves, and to supply us a much brighter fact: the real and joyous liberation that unavoidably contains letting cross of the self instead of operating to enhance it. it's a message that has resonated with scholars for almost thirty years, and continues to be clean as ever this present day. This new version features a foreword through Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.