"You don't exist and the energy doesn't exist and the phenomenal world doesn't exist, therefore everything DOES exist. And there is an enormous magical quality about that . . . We do not exist; therefore, the world exists. There is an enormous joke behind the whole thing, a big joke. You exist BECAUSE you do not exist. Such riddles are regarded by Buddhists as the truth. That kind of phenomenal play between existence and non-existence takes place all the time, and we are pushed back and forth. Things are there because they are not there - otherwise they could not exist. We can work and relate with that play of experience."
Tibetan Buddhist Rinpoche
It's no wonder that Trungpa named this kind of playful mystical logic "Crazy Wisdom" :)
Photos: Prayer flags and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, which houses the created remains of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche; Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather, CO, October 30, 2015
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.