Week of

Truth with Humor

Usually, telling the truth is very depressing. If you mix the truth with a bit of lying, if you add a bit of salt and pepper by lying, you find it more delicious. But somehow our lineage doesn’t allow it to happen that way. Nor is this particular spokesman, a holder of the lineage, particularly inspired to do things that way. So things are black and white, straight and square–and because of that, there is a lot of humor. That straightfowardness and bluntness is very cute.

From “Glimpses of Realization,” in Glimpses of the Profound: Four Short Works, page 283.

Share Quote

Subscribe to quote of the week

CTR Quote of the Week

The CTR Quote of the Week is coming to you from the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University. The compiler of the quotes and the moderator of the list is Carolyn Gimian.

All material is used by permission of Diana J. Mukpo.

Photo of Chogyam Trungpa by James Gritz.

The CTR Quote of the Week may be copied and shared with others. Please include a link to this site.

Subscribe to our newsletter