Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
  • Release Date : 22 October 2002
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Categories : Religion
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781570629570
  • ISBN 10 : 1570629579
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Synopsis : Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism written by Chögyam Trungpa, published by Shambhala Publications which was released on 22 October 2002. Download Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This modern spiritual classic highlights a trick we play on ourselves and offers a brighter reality: liberation by letting go of the self rather than working to improve it The Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa calls attention to the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he says, "even spirituality." The universal tendency is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. Trungpa's incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from these false comforts. Featuring a new foreward by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years—and remains as fresh as ever today.