Tuesday, September 9, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Inquisitiveness

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

September 9, 2008


The notion of looking at things as they are is a very important concept.Look! Why do we look at all? Or we could say, Listen! Why do we listen at all? Why do we feel at all? Why do we taste? The one and only answer is that there is such a thing as inquisitiveness in our makeup. Inquisitiveness is the seed syllable of the artist. The artist is interested in sight, sound, feelings, and touchable objects. We are interested and we are inquisitive, very inquisitive, and we are willing to explore in any way we can.Such tremendous inquisitiveness is the key point in the way we look at things, because with inquisitiveness we have a connection.
Condensed from "Heaven, Earth and Man" in THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY, page 188 in Volume Seven of THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHOGYAM TRUNGPA. For the first time, this material will be included in TRUE PERCEPTION: THE PATH OF DHARMA ART.

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