By Chogyam Trungpa
In response to the seminar "The 3 our bodies of Enlightenment" given in Boulder in 1975. This better half quantity to Glimpses of area is a practitioner's consultant to the trikaya, or the 3 our bodies of enlightenment.
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Because of sambhogakaya, we can shape things into forms, we can try painting different colors. 38 SELF-EXISTING GRIN S: Should this sense of h u m o r develop naturally? I really have problems with it, because I take things too seriously I d o n ' t see the h u m o r in things. V C T R : W h e n you begin to realize you are taking things seriously, then that is it. S: But it's so painful—how can you laugh at it? V C T R : Whenever there is pain, work with that. It's not a question of cracking jokes, making things light, or making things funny.
The whole journey would have been made already, so there would be no point in saying anything at all. In that case, we might as well go to Disneyland. We might as well go to sensory deprivation programs or get into a tank and take LSD. There is no point. That why seems to be the path. We can't solve these problems on the spot. At the beginning level, the approach is to tell us all this is possible. We have been told that there are possibilities of this nature and we might be involved in very intriguing situations—but let us find out.
W h e n that general sambhogakaya quality of playfulness and pleasure begins to take place, we find that there is a sense of room. Everything is not limited to our own inadequacy, but the whole process becomes workable. It is like being on top of a mountain: we have the perspective of the surrounding hills and lesser mountains, and we could watch the distant clouds and the mist rising. We have a sense of complete joy and complete freedom. At this level, the question of indulgence is not one of becoming more and more decadent and aggressive, more completely involved in the passion, blood, and dirt of neurosis.
Glimpses of Realization by Chogyam Trungpa