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Vajrayana Is a Big Deal

It is good to make a big deal of vajrayana; it is actually worth it. When I studied with my teacher, I used to make a big deal of it myself. I actually used to feel physically uplifted and blissful. That feeling is like a deer frolicking in the woods: there is a sense of moving through the space, and at the same time as you are jumping up high, your movement is still very slow and good. It reminds me of a youthful tiger walking slowly in the jungle: the tiger is not particularly trying to catch any prey, but it is simply walking with its stripes on. So we are walking through this jungle of vajrayana, and I seem to be the tour guide!

From “Atiyoga: Fathomless Mind” in The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, Volume Three of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, page 717.

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