I spend a lot of time speculating, because i dont know things, and i guess speculating is like having a cup of tea. i enjoy it!
some favourites of Hui-neng from the diamond sutra?:
"The buddha teaching must be relinquished; how much more mis-teaching."
does the buddha have a teaching? (section 21, ... "if anyone says that the Tathagata sets forth a teaching, he really slanders Buddha and is unable to explain what I teach. As to any truth-declaring system, Truth is undeclarable".)
is it the dharma? no, it is not.
"Does a holy one say within himself: I have obtained perfective enlightenment?"
Subhuti said: No, World Honoured One, Wherefore? Because there is no such condition as that called "Perfective Enlightenment."
Is it enlightenment? no, it is not.
"If the mind depends on anything it has no sure haven."
should we depend on it? no, it is not.
"There is actually no formula for the attainment of the consumation of incomparable enlightenment."
is it practice? no, it is not. is it this teaching or that teaching? no, it is not.
"World Honoured One, in the attainment of the consumation of Incomparable Enlightenment did Buddha make no acquisition whatsoever?"
Buddha replied: "just so, Subhuti: Through the consumation of Incomparable Enlightenment I aquired not even the least thing."
is it attained? no, it is not.
love, White Lotus. xjust drinking tea. so.