Crazy Wisdom -Teaching. From Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Shambhala

Uploaded by TrungpaRinpoche on 10.05.2012

Before the accident Trungpa Rinpoche had spoken about the dilemma that he felt.
The term he used was, "The Golden Buddha on the Pedestal".
The main point is to be able to teach fully with the ordinary western world,
and also there’s a general sense of fascination on the people’s part,
and when you talk to them, with the robes on,
they don’t look at you, they don’t listen to you, but they look at your robe.
People just couldn’t accept it. I think people found it too threatening.
The English people, with their sense of propriety and so forth,
may have wanted to have their sort of little pet guru,
and at the same time the Tibetans wanted him to wear his robes
and hide behind the Tibetanness as a sort of sense of subtle superiority.
So he was completely out there and genuine with who he was, and he was rejected for that.