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The Crazy Wisdom of Directness

The crazy wisdom of directness, complete directness, involves relating directly with sanity, or bodhi mind. This is relating with the experience of the Buddha when he attained vajralike samadhi sitting in the shade of the bodhi tree. It is also a further step toward trusting in buddha-nature. At this point, we cannot even call it buddha- nature, because “nature” automatically implies something embryonic. But in this case, we are not talking about something embryonic but about the living Buddha. The great teacher Padmasambhava associated himself with the Buddha and discovered sanity.

A guru does not really transmit spiritual entities into us or though us. A guru just reminds us that there is sanity already in us.


From “The Lion’s Roar,” in Crazy Wisdom, page 143.

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