The point of training in higher knowledge is not to become a container of facts or a believer in any particular philosophical system. The whole point is to clearly see what is truth and what is illusion in how we live. It means we understand the relationship of cause and effect, and we see how it functions in our life. We see that suffering is the natural result of a certain cause and that ultimately that cause is our self-clinging. We see that happiness is the result of a certain cause and that ultimately that cause is transcending our self-clinging.
from the book Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom
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Further quotes from the book Rebel Buddha:
- Personal verification
- Real wisdom
- Meeting the Buddha
- Extending our compassion to ourselves
- This daring heart
- The utter simplicity of the Buddha’s message