Week of

Hardened Scholars and Bookworms

One of the problems connected with intellect and intellectual understanding is that, if we look for and come up with answers, conclusions, logical deductions, we tend to end up with a high opinion of our understanding. Then, we may no longer be able to experience things properly or learn anything from the teachings at all. We become hardened scholars and bookworms. We might begin to feel that meditation practices are unsafe if we do not know what they are, so we have to study them scholastically first. This attitude suggests that the student should become a superscholar.

From “Intellect and Working with Negativity,” in Crazy Wisdom, pages 154 to 155.

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