Selections from the Diamond Sutra

Those who aspire to the consummation of incomparable enlightenment should recognize and understand all varieties of things in the same way and cut off the arising of views that are mere aspects. As regards aspects, the Tathagata declares that in reality, they are not such. They are merely called “aspects.”

How often in practice have we wondered how best to essentialize what we are studying?  When one tries to “explain” what Buddhism or Zen is to someone, one can get tangled up in concepts that only serve to complicate the heart of the teaching.

The Daily Zen Teisho
Selections from the Diamond Sutra