Necessity of Some Intellectual Basis ~ Kalu Rinpoche

Whether we follow the scholastic or meditative approach really depends on our inclination, but regardless of how extensive or specialized our interest may be, some intellectual basis is certainly necessary. It is said that someone who tries to meditate without a conceptual understanding of what he or she is doing is like a blind person trying to find the way in the open country: such a person can only wander about, with no idea how to choose one direction over another.


Kalu Rinpoche

from the book The Dharma: That Illuminates All Beings Impartially Like the Light of the Sun and the Moon


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