Many people believe that if you sit and meditate a lot, you don’t have to read or study anything at all. They say that just by meditating everything will come to you. That approach seems to be one-sided. It leaves no room for sharpening the intellect or for disciplining the mind. It also does not take into account the knowledge that protects us from indulging in states of absorption, knowledge that tells us that it is necessary to let go of those particular states and bring ourselves into another frame of mind. So study and scholastic learning play an extremely important part for us.
From “Intellect and Working with Negativity,” in Crazy Wisdom, page 154.