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Natural dignity of gentleness

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by Marianne Elliott

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Confidence brings the natural dignity of gentleness. You can afford to be
gentle. You are not pretending to be gentle in order to achieve something
by it, but you have a general sense of gentleness, which means you are
being kind to yourself. Sometimes when the warrior feels doubtful about
himself, he might have a problem being gentle to himself. Gentleness to
yourself is necessary for a warrior; otherwise you find yourself puffed
up, with no way to expand your vision to a great level at all. At that
point, warriorship becomes pure bluff.

        Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
        From "Outrageousness," a talk given in July 1978 to Directors
of             Shambhala Training
        via Oceans of Dharma quotes of the week


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5 Responses to "Natural dignity of gentleness"

  1. gem says:

    love this,
    needed this.
    in gratitude,

  2. nathalie says:

    thank you for sharing the quote (an answer/a gift … and as i made an errand through the website mentionned, i found so many other jewels like little stones along the path … 🙂

  3. Swirly says:

    Exactly what I needed *right now*.

  4. Margaret says:

    I can’t seem to find your e-mail address and I wanted to dialogue with you about Palestine. What can you tell me about ISM? I have seriously been thinking about going to Palestine early next year. I’d love your input. My e-mail is Would you have time to share your thoughts? Thanks in advance and

  5. [a} says:

    I don’t understand it..?

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