“The Buddhist approach is: Just do it, on the spot, rather than reliance on the great white hope that something just might happen, and therefore, we should push toward it. The Buddhist approach is not really based on hope. It’s based on just sitting and doing it on the spot. Then a person’s mind begins to take a turn more toward experience, rather than faith alone.” — Chögyam Trungpa, from Volume 8 of his Collected Works.
For more from Chögyam Trungpa, visit our special page of his teachings, and look for a newly available teaching of his, “The View: Why We Meditate,” in our coming, July 2014 magazine, part of a special section, “Your Guide to Buddhist Meditation.” (Available June 1.)