Hope is not the point.
“the main purpose of using a bow and arrow had been for sports-style competition or for killing animals for food. In either case, the person shooting the how hopes for victory. Their shooting is based on hope. Rinpoche told me that his grandfather had taught him that from a Buddhist point of view, there should not be any hope involved with archery: that one’s shooting should not be founded on the idea of [hitting] the target, winning victory or fame.
“Hope is not the point. The point is that through long and genuine practice, your natural dignity as a human being comes out.”
Hmm… If you hit the target, you might hope to win respect and dignity, but why not skip that step…
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