Students might find sanity too spacious, too irritating. We would prefer a little claustrophobic insanity, snug and comforting insanity. Getting into that is like crawling back into a marsupial’s pouch. That’s the usual tendency, because acknowledging precision and sanity is too crispy, too cool, too cold. It’s too early to wake up, we’d rather go back to bed. Going back to bed is relating to the mind’s deceptions, which in fact we prefer. We like to get a little bit confused and set up our homes in that. We don’t prefer sanity or enlightenment in fact. That seems to be the problem rather than that we don’t have it or can’t get it. If we really prefer basic sanity or enlightenment, it’s irritatingly possible to get into it.
from the book Ocean of Dharma: The Everyday Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa
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