“When we adopt too many aspects of the culture we are learning from, we can begin to feel pressured by it. We stop relating to situations with any immediacy. Instead, we relate to what is happening in front of us through a filter of rules and regulations.”
Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom is now available. And if the author’s example is any indication, part of the spiritual path is not taking ourselves too seriously. So, in the spirit of rebel buddha, we’re introducing another fun mind-teaser: ever seen a pithy aphorism disguised as a drink ad? Go check it out.
“Rebel buddha is not all mind and clear thinking. Rebel buddha has a very large heart with desires and passions of its own . . . .”
How can our natural sense of rebelliousness help us on the spiritual path? How might it hurt us or others? Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains the title of his new book, due out from Shambhala Publications on November 9, 2010.