Wednesday, February 1, 2012
More words on words: "I think if any of us had seen him [Buddha], or heard him talk, it would not have been anything like a lecture as we know it. It was just a simple conversation. It was not the talking that was important but the whole situation he created; it was not because he had achieved such spiritual power and thereby dominated the whole scene, but because he was simply being true - just as any of us could be. Therefore the teaching had been taught before he opened his mouth. That is why we find in the sutras that gods and asuras and all kinds of people from different parts of India attended his talks and saw him and met him, and all could understand him. They did not have to ask him questions, but they automatically received the answers. This is a wonderful example of communication" - Meditation in Action, Chogyam Trungpa.