Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Don’t Try to be Artistic

Book coverThe whole philosophy of art is that you don’t try to be artistic but you just approach the objects as they are, and then the message comes automatically. When you look at a painting by a great artist, it doesn’t look like someone actually painted it, but it just seemed to happen by itself. There’s no gap, no cracks at all; it’s one unit, complete.

From The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Seven, page 102

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