We are like in the situation of cleaning the dirty plate.
That plate has been dirty with concepts since beginning times.
If we want to clean that plate, how long do we need to clean it? Human life is very short and for the lay practitioner, it can be a problem if our strategy is to clean the plate.
I think we need to ask ourselves when we study Buddhism:
Does Buddhism teach us to remove the dirt or does Buddhism teach us to remove the plate?
No matter how dirty that plate is, if we can remove that plate, the dirt will be automatically gone as well even though we have no intention to clear it.
Do we have enough time to clean the dirt and then remove the plate?
We can get trap in just cleaning the dirt and we may think the clean plate is the destination, where actually the problem is not in whether that plate is dirty or clean.
The problem is there is a plate or not?
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!