Astus wrote:If buddha-nature contains perfect morality, by enlightenment it should naturally manifest in all one's actions as buddha activity.
What is perfect morality? Can you describe it? Buddha nature contains everything, there is no duality.
Was it your idea to choose direct over gradual? Was it you who invented what direct is? If no, then you have already relied on others.
1. Gradual, from definition, is an approach of those that don't know.
2. My direct approach came from inquiry. Scriptures came later. It is great fun to read them. Before that, you need to see, that is why I ask questions. There is no point of just repeating after masters.
3. All relies on the teacher.
If ignorance wouldn't look precious, people wouldn't fall for it.
Hakuin wrote:Suppose a wealthy man mistakenly hired a master thief of the greatest skill and cunning to guard his house and, after seeing his granaries, treasures, and the rest of his fortune dwindle by the day, had several suspicious servants seized, and ordered the thief to interrogate them around the clock until they confessed. The family would be worried sick, the household on the brink of bankruptcy, yet the fortune would go on shrinking as before. All because of the man's original mistake in employing and placing his trust in a thief.
Who is judging you behavior, who is judging you thoughts?