„The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.“

—  Chögyam Trungpa, libro Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Origine: Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

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filosofo tibetano 1939 - 1987

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