Running to India
From this series: Wearing the Body of Vision
“You cannot extricate yourself from samsara by leaving society. That simply does not work. This is why I don’t really approve of people giving up their jobs and running to hide in India.”
— pg 127 Wearing the Body of Visions – Ngakpa Chögyam
I understand what he is saying, but ironically, this is what he did. And, ironically, it is this image and his ‘credentials’ of studying in India & Nepal, that probably draw many of his students. The lure of the mysterious, the other, the different — it offers an identity, a rebellion, a hope of remaking oneself but only to find that such an effort is unsuccessful. I think that is his point. But the irony is huge for me.
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