We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat on creating a harmonious relationship between absolute and relative truths through the cultivation of both a clear view and training.

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Translation of this podcast:-

Chris: Welcome to the Dharma If You Dare bonus episode. We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat on creating a harmonious relationship between absolute and relative truths through the cultivation of both a clear view and training. 

Sensei: Yeah, so we’re talking about a harmonious relationship between awakening and the ego because we still have our ego. It just works for us rather than trying to be in charge and harmonious relationship between absolute and relative truth, because we live in both. But the key to harmonious relations between these two paradigms presented in these different ways is the vision and the training. So, having the vision, knowing what our aspiration is and our motivation is, and then having that support of the training to be able to follow that up.

Qapel: From the point of view of the ego, the horse is cheap and the training is expensive. From the point of view of the transcendental, the training is cheap and the horse comes free. 

Sensei: That’s right. It’s basically about freedom, and being able to move between absolute and relative truth in a multitude of manifestations. As appropriate as we can be the best service. 

Qapel: Security? Risk? Where is freedom in this one? When you transcend the paradigm, when you no longer see it as security or risk, but simply see it as exploration, the scale no longer applies. We’ve transcended. So it’s a little hint. 

Chris: We hope you enjoyed today’s sound bite. Did you know that Planet Dharma also has a library of articles covering a wide variety of topics? We have over 100 blog posts on our website offering Dharmic perspectives on all sorts of issues of interest to awakening beings. You can check them out at PlanetDharma.com/articles.

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