Doctrines, scriptures, sutras, essays, are not to be regarded as systems to be followed. They merely contribute to understanding. They should be for us a source of stimulation, and nothing more... Adopted, rather than used as a stimulus, they are a hindrance.

True Enlightenment, as experienced by the Buddha and transmitted through the patriarchs, is independent of verbal explanations, including the record of the Buddha's teachings (i.e., scriptures) and later doctrinal elaborations.

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capegirl said…
so it cannot be taught, only experienced? that must be why i've lost interest in doctrines, essays, etc...
De.vile said…
Its so normal, something so obvious one would miss it, no?