In Tibetan culture, the principle of warriorship stands on its own. By warriorship here, we are not particularly talking about the skills necessary to wage war in the conventional sense. We are not talking about learning how to handle lethal weapons and crank up our aggression and territoriality so that we can burst forth and conquer all our enemies. Warriorship here refers to realizing the power, dignity, and wakefulness that is inherent in all of us as human beings. It is awakening our basic human confidence, which allows us to cheer up, develop a sense of vision, and succeed in what we are doing.
From “The Superhuman Life of Gesar of Ling” in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Eight, page 408.
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