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Deep emotion in this age is a radical act.
In Tibetan Buddhism’s Four Dignities of the Warrior’s Path, courage and ferocity are absent.
The first dignity is often translated as meekness, but that word doesn’t convey its full meaning. ‘Relaxed confidence’ is a more precise formulation - a humble feeling of being at home in one’s body.
Perkiness, or irrepressible joy, is the second dignity.
The third is outrageousness.
The fourth dignity is inscrutability, or a skill at evading the pigeonholes and simplistic definitions that might limit the warrior’s inventiveness.