Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The dragon carries an image of the dynamic qualities of the natural world, the sequence of weather and seasons. It identifies with mind beyond ego, and not the petty grasping and clinging that mark our ordinary life in the world.

The Dragon thunders in the sky with the sound of compassion that awakens us from delusion and increases what we can know through hearing. Dragons have the power of complete communication. Just as we do not see sound, we do not see dragons -- at least not usually. Her main quality is power, dominance over the sea, and the water element.

There is a developmental process for deepening and furthering authentic presence called the warrior's path of the four dignities. The "developmental path of deepening and furthering authentic presence"... "This path is connected with how to incorporate more and more space into your world, so that ultimately you can achieve the realization of the universal monarch. As your world becomes more and more vast, obviously any notion of self-centered, egotistical existence becomes increasingly remote. So the path of Four Dignities is also connected with realizing ego-less-ness. The four dignities are meek, perky, outrageous and inscrutable."

The Warrior of Inscrutable: ("Druk")
"Dragon is the experience of fulfillment and un-contrived, spontaneous achievement... is energetic, powerful and unwavering." Two Categories of Inscrutable:
The State of Inscrutability: "because fearlessness has been achieved, you develop gentleness and sympathy, non-committal, but with a sense of humor. Like the state of being a dragon who enjoys resting in the sky among the clouds and the wind. However, that state is not static. Dragon abides in the sky in the summer, and hibernates in the ground during the winter."
There is "some feeling of predictability within the context of predictability; a settling down in your confidence; solid but relaxed, open and fearless, wakefulness and intelligence, self contained and confident; a sense of genuineness without deceiving yourself or others. Settled. State of wholesomeness. Question and answer occur simultaneously and therefore inscrutability is continuous. inscrutability responds with deadly accuracy beyond aggression but with basic confidence. The expression of inscrutability is how it manifests itself in action. The main point is being somewhat non-committal, but seeing the project through to its end. At the same time, you are very loyal to others, so that you always accomplish your project with sympathy for them."
The Manifestation of Inscrutability: "is methodical and elegant. You don't spell out the truth. You imply the truth. Spelling out the truth: it loses its essence and becomes either "my" or "your" truth; it becomes and end in itself. Like spending your capital when no one gets any profit. Implying the truth: it doesn't become anyone's property. When the dragon wants a rainstorm he causes thunder and lightning; the imprint of the truth is more important than the truth itself. The truth doesn't need a handle."

The Vision of Inscrutability: "is to create an orderly and powerful world full of gentle energy; begin at the beginning .. look for the ignition. Find a sympathetic environment .. not jumping to conclusions, discover positive and negative conditions, find further starting points. Generating more sympathetic environments you are not suffocated by the course of action you are taking. The warrior never becomes a slave of his own deed. So The Action of Inscrutability: is to create an environment which contains fearlessness, warmth and genuineness" The Experience of Inscrutability:"is ... you find a state of true healthy mind. The Cultivation of Inscrutability is to learn to be. Everyone possesses the potentiality to be confident; enlightened confidence-not confidence in something, but just being confident. This confidence is unconditional. inscrutability comes form giving rather than taking. As you give, you find services available automatically-thus the warrior conquers the world."
*words of Chogyam Trungpa in the Sacred Path of the Warrior.