To trust completely and let go ~ Chögyam Trungpa

One’s relationship with the vajra master involves surrendering oneself to the teacher as the final expression of egolessness. This allows the practitioner to develop fully the threefold vajra nature: vajra body, vajra speech, vajra mind. The maturation of devotion into complete surrendering is called ‘lote lingkyur’ in Tibetan. Lote means ‘trust,’ ling means ‘completely,’ and kyur means ‘abandoning’ or ‘letting go.’ So lote lingkyur means ‘to trust completely and let go’ – to abandon one’s ego completely. Without such surrender, there is no way to give up the last vestiges of your ego; nor could the teacher introduce the yidam, the essence of egolessness. In fact, without such devotion to the teacher, one might attempt to use the vajrayana teachings to rebuild the fortress of ego.


Chögyam Trungpa

from the book The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path


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