Excerpt About Boats

We Have to Use Boats

These practices teach all kinds of things. You grow and develop, but you have to see that they are based, at least in part, on an unreality, on a perception that is not yet completely objective, because objective perception is a perception of the oneness there is. In reality there is no person who needs to be enlightened; there is no river, no boat, no other shore. But you can’t from the beginning act from this perception, because you can’t see it yet. You have to use the boats; you have to pray, with utmost humility, for a long time. You have to meditate with total dedication, and you have to do it all the way. You can’t sink the boat until you take it as far as it can go.

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