The Four Dignities

In the Buddhist tradition, the path of the spiritual warrior is well laid out. It is usually referred to as the path of the Bodhisattva. There are many such teachings in Asian cultures. What are now known as the Shambhala teachings developed by Chogyam Trungpa, were first taught by the great teaccher, Tibetan king Gesar of Ling. These teachings are known as the four dignities. These our four qualities or metaphors for the qualities of a spiritual warrior. The Four Dignities are The Tiger of meekness, The Snow Lion of discipline, The Garuda of outrageousness and The Dragon of inscrutability.