There's a sharp precision that exists in our life, which generally arises from some form of training or discipline, the sitting practice of meditation in particular. It's not that meditation sharpens our perceptions, but that sitting practice makes it possible to perceive. It's a question of removing the clouds, rather than recreating the sun.
From "Nobody's World," in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 107.
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Visit Carolyn Gimian’s blog for information about Chögyam Trungpa’s photography. She also discusses a new book, The Practice of Contemplative Photography, and upcoming workshops by its coauthor Andy Karr.