La vie exige plus que le simple savoir,
Elle demande une formidable capacité de ressentir à travers le corps
Et une énergie inépuisable.
Seule l’action juste nourrit la vie de connaissance véritable.
Jiun, a Shogun master, was a well-known Sanskrit scholar of the Tokugawa era. When he was young he used to deliver lectures to his brother students. His mother heard about this and wrote him a letter :
"Son, I do not think you became a devotee of the Buddha because you desired to turn into a walking dictionary for others. There is no end to information and commentation, glory and honor. I wish you would stop this lecture business. Shut yourself up in a little temple in a remote part of the mountain. Devote your time to meditation and in this way attain true realization."