Mere quotations are merely quotations

Appreciate the irony in this: a quotation on a blog filled with quotations by mystics and yet some of us appreciate a finger pointing us toward the moon.  True, no?  As a wise chant teacher teacher told me once, “Only do not mistake that finger for the moon.”

Bruce Lee


“Though one may have read many philosophical and sacred books and be able to quote them, mere quotations, which are the accumulated words and experiences of others, do not free the mind from ignorance.”

–J. Krishnamurti, from On Self-Knowledge

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