Once you see your own nature, the entire Canon becomes so much prose.

If you know that everything comes from the mind, don’t become attached. Once attached, you’re unaware. But once you see your own nature, the entire Canon becomes so much prose. It’s thousands of sutras and shastras only amount to a clear mind. Understanding comes in midsentence. What good are doctrines? The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They’re not the Way. The Way is wordless. Words are illusions. . . . Don’t cling to appearances, and you’ll break through all barriers. . . .

Bodhidharma
Truth, Break Through, Understanding
Bodhidharma (2009). “The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma”, p.31, Macmillan

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