Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Language: ‎ English

In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. “The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use,” he said, “even spirituality.” His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it. It is a message that has resonated with students for nearly thirty years, and remains fresh as ever today.



Contents:
Introduction
Spiritual Materialism
Surrendering
The Guru
Initiation
Self-Deception
The Hard Way
The Open Way
Sense of Humor
The Development of Ego
The Six Realms
The Four Noble Truths
The Bodhisattva Path
Shunyata
Prajna and Compassion
Tantra

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