Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa

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What Is the True Role of Study?

If the proper idea of intellectual understanding and sharpening the intellect is not feeding oneself millions of bits of information and making oneself into a walking library, then what is it? It is connected with developing sharpness and precision in relating with the nature of reality. This has nothing to do with dwelling on logical conclusions or concepts. One doesn’t try to come to conclusions. The purpose of study, rather than to come to conclusions, is to experience things logically and sensibly. This seems to be the middle way between rejecting the intellect and emphasizing it exclusively.

From “Intellect and Working with Negativity,” in Crazy Wisdom, page 155.

 

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