“If you see the Buddha, kill him.”
While this statement at the first encounter can evoke a sense of terror, apparently it’s a hyperbole. Hyperbole for letting go, even of the Buddha and his teachings. Meaning once a person attains full understanding of how things work, is naturally ethical in mind, body and speech, acting with clarity, wisdom and compassion there no longer is a need to hang on to Buddha and his teachings. In essence the person has become the teachings.
Sitting in meditation in the past six days working on understanding obstacles in my way of true happiness, I dedicate the benefits of my practice to all beings.
Happy Wednesday and Thanksgiving.