Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness.
It comes from letting the world tickle your heart,
your raw and beautiful heart.
You are willing to open up,
without resistance or shyness
and face the world.
You are willing to share your heart with others.
~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The teachings mean what they say:
that mind, experience, and phenomena are one;
that pleasure and pain,
existence and non-existence,
life and death
that there are no limits to intelligence;
and that any negative circumstance whatever
can be transformed into wisdom
and used as a means of further realization...
We are saying to all the demons of chaos:
"Come and visit me,
if you like.
Since there is no one for you to harm,
there is no reason for me to fear.
Your presence just inspires me to wake up."
In Buddhist tradition
this is called the lion's roar,
the fearless proclamation
that egoless intelligence
is unborn and undying
and cannot be defeated or destroyed.
~Stephen T. Butterfield