Beyond Words

Our original teacher Buddha, the World Honored One, said to Ananda, “Even if you memorize the sutras of the tathagatas of the past, present, and future, this is not as good as one day’s cultivation of stainless learning.” Such true, frank words in this solid statement!

Most of us are well aware that the truth cannot be experienced by just reading sacred writings, however, lest we swing into extremes, as we are sometimes known to do, they still have their purpose. From the very first line though, the encouragement to “stainless learning” means … what exactly?

The Daily Zen Teisho
Beyond Words