the world i long to live in

the world is so magical that it gives us a direct shock. it is not like sitting back in our theater chair and being entertained by the fabulous world happening on the screen. it does not work that way.

instead it is a mutual process of opening between the practitioner and the world. therefore tantra is very dangerous. it is electric and at the same time extremely naked. there is no place for our suit of armor. there is no time to insulate ourselves. everything is too intimidating. our suit of armor is punctured from both outside and inside at once. such nakedness and such openness reveal the cosmos in an entirely different way. it maybe be fantastic, but at the same time it is very dangerous.

chogyam trungpa