In ancient times
"In ancient times there were many siddhas who attained enlightenment. They were considered outcast by society due to their unorthodox actions. But by these fearless activities and changes they were able to attain realization. Whereas we who have taken many vows, made promises and taken initiations, still do not have the intention to change, but would rather make excuses as to why we can not change. We take more vows which ultimately restrict change." - Thinley Norbu RInpoche, Gypsy Gossip
Where you find status, pomp, complexity of politics, the gamesmanship of gossip, authority, and dogmas you have wandered far from the purity and simplicity of Truth. Mind’s need for fixation, entertainment, distraction enjoys all that but when you truly wish freedom, such banality is set aside. - t.k.