“A special and very important principle in Buddhism is that a follower should base his religion on his personal understanding and experience, and not on faith or on the authority of scriptures alone.
Although a significant source of understanding comes from book learning, the supreme attainment is not the mere understanding of what enlightenment is, but its direct experience.”
~ Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit
The Complete Book of Zen
A second quote from Grandmaster Wong two days in a row – in celebration of his coming to Toronto this April! (Visit Sifu’s website to learn more)
Knowledge obtained from books and study is so important, as it prepares oneself for experience.
However, understanding is not complete until one has achieved understanding through experience.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends! xo