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Post by LauraJ on Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:59 am

I found this passage to be interesting, wanted to see what you think.

It may be interesting to discuss the basic idea of energy, or the principle of energy. Basic energy is called sunyata, the energy of sunyata. And from this energy of sunyata, or of emptiness or voidness, rises the active energy, which is called the dakini, or the feminine, principle of energy. The dakini energy is all pervading energy within our state of mind. Often this energy manifests as either destructive or positive. Thus, the dakini principle of energy also seems to describe the source of chaos in the world, whether there may be war, or famine, or the confusion in people's minds. Everything is caused by this dakini principle of energy, including positive aspects of situations as well. That is say, there should be an intuitive understanding of how this principle, as the symbolic aspect of mind, can be used in the world so that a person is able to use it and live with it as a kind of inspiration.

From "Challenge from a Wise Demoness," an unpublished talk by Chogyam Trungpa, given in 1970 as part of a seminar on the 100,000 Songs of Milarepa, at Karme-Choling, Vermont. Edited by Lisa Teitlebaum and Robin Kornman.

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Post by srivijaya on Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:24 am

Hi Laura,
Did you get my response on BWB to this before it closed? I find this very interesting as I'm currently reading a book on the Spanda Karikas by Jaideva Singh and there are some very strong parallels.

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