“All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then even the holiest of words are only words.” – Ming-Dao Deng

I had finished reading some study materials in Chan Buddhism and found myself getting up to look at the bookshelf to find some more material. And stopped. Why am I seeking more intellectual information on how to live my own life? Is that my nature? To spend my life seeking information, to add more useless knowledge that I never apply in experience?

I find myself falling back into these two statements again and again.

Intellectual understanding can be a way of avoidance disguised as increasing comprehension.

If I’m not doing something with what I already know, then why am I seeking more knowing?

This will be interesting.

Embrace you,

Bryan Wagner

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  1. Each sentence contains a lesson, from a subjective event of one’s own experience.

    In the way that a guru tries to teach his visions, through extrinsic knowledge, to people on the right path.

    This person doesn’t know anything about the fact that everyone else does their daily work with their heuristic knowledge, their embeddedness in processes.
    Proceed and act correctly with intuitive knowledge.

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