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A quote from Trungpa Rinpoche, through the Ocean of Dharma Quotes listserve.

Yeshe Tsogyal

“Feminine inspiration projects a world which it can regard as workable and friendly since it is its own creation…..An aspect of feminine inspiration is regarding what you have created as sacred. You have created Buddhism, Christianity, Sufism — it is your production. Since it is fully yours, respect it, work with it. These teachings did not come from somewhere else; your own openness gave birth to them.  Moreover, you gave birth to pleasure and pain. You built Paris, London, New York City. You produced the president of the United States. These things are the product of feminine inspiration.”

From “Femininity,” in THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHOGYAM TRUNGPA, Volume Six, page 564.

About Yeshe Tsogyal (wikipedia)
“From the mouth of a lotus was born
The swift goddess, heroic liberator
Who went forth in human form
Amid the snowy mountains of Tibet.”

Among lay Tibetans she is seen as a Buddha who takes the form of an ordinary woman so as to be accessible to the average person, “who, for the time being, do not see her Vajravarahi form as a fully perfected deity.” In fact,

She displays whatever emanation form will tame
Any given [person], just as, for example, the full moon in the sky
Emerges as [various] reflections in different water vessels.

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Nine AM
Children are screaming
I am desparate to escape
I gather up my secrets and go to my room
The decaf ice tea splashes
The bottle of Valium falls from my grasp
Rolls down the stairs
Children screaming in the house
All is well.

august.12.2008

the Valium was very helpful

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