Reminder: Don’t Eat the Menu
Words are used to point to our true nature, which is nonconceptual. Unfortunately, words and concepts is all we have to point us back to our true nature when it has been overlooked.
You will continue to overlook your own true nature if you embrace any words as truth.
Words have their usefulness, just like the map for the journey, the menu for the meal, but they can never replace the actuality of what is being pointed too.
The lines on a map make for a poor substitute for the view from the train, the menu just can’t satisfy the palette like the morsel of food.
You don’t need the map to enjoy the trek, you don’t need the menu to savor the meal and you don’t need these words to know what you are.