The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Secrets on Cultivating the Mind

Section 11

Since they do not know of any expedients, they consequently [hesitate], presuming they have reached a sheer precipice, and allow themselves to cower and back away in discouragement. Alas, many are those who have thus broken their ties with the spiritual lineage of the buddhas. Since they neither understand for themselves nor believe that others have had any experience of the understanding-awakening, when they see someone without superpowers they act insolently, ridiculing the saints and insulting the sages. This is really quite pitiful!