Not For Believing But For Seeing
I first read The Little Book of Life and Death when I was hospitalized with broken bones in my arm and foot. I enjoyed it so much I burst out laughing in my hospital bed. That was 6 years ago already. Since then I find myself appreciating the sweetness of Vedic texts such as Bagavatam, Avadhuta Gita, Tripura Rahasia and Ashkavakra Samhita more and more. Love letters written in such humor and sweetness from Me to Me. Human heart, which is the heart of the mystery, can only be truly free when it knows itself. But the words get in the way when you talk like this. This knowing is more like intuiting. Just as Mr. Harding says, it's not for believing but for seeing. The famous Zen phrase, "directly see into your heart, find Buddha nature, become Buddha" is said with a twinkle in the priest's eyes, I'm sure. Y. Japan.