guiseppe wrote:Okthe thing i find tobe a paradox around culture and religion is the fact that it seems to devoid fromthe escence where the teacher seems to be excluded...it bacame tradition and religious and most practinoers seem tobe more cought upp in the cultural path then finding a path that leads them to enlightment...interesting note! Also i consider meny people outside of buddhism to sutch as Terrance Mcenna, enyways goodluck with whatever you are doing and reach your goal instead of pursuing the practices as the goal and be in compassion be in that you are!!!
You know Terrance Mcenna died from a brain tumor at the age of 53?
"The direct, hard to understand, subtle field of knowing, the Great Path, is non-conceptual (akalpana), and entirely beyond the grasp of intellectual thought. Divorced from verbal ideation, it is difficult to point out and as difficult to enquire into. It cannot be communicated through words and [therefore] is not within the scope of the neophyte (adikarmika). Nevertheless the path is to be approached through studying scriptures (sutra) of the World-Teacher and following the personal instructions (upadesa) of one's Guru-ji."
Bodhicittabhavana by Acarya Sri Manjusrimitra