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The Lion’s Roar of Padmasambhava

Conquering conceptuality and the sense of experience is a step toward the proclamation known as the lion’s roar. First you have to conquer the enemy; then you can proclaim that you gained victory over them. In making this proclamation, the great teacher Padmasambhava, in his aspect as buddha, further emphasizes ultimate sanity. The lion’s roar is not regarded as a challenge, but as an adornment. It is not a challenge concerning whether or not the conquering process has been accomplished. Rather, when you have already achieved victory, then the victory brings a sense of good news. Proclamation of this good news is the lion’s roar.

From “The Lion’s Roar,” in Crazy Wisdom, page 140.

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