Applied to the Dharma, this way of thinking soon leads to confusion and distortion.
Even individuals convinced of the great value of the Dharma may unwittingly twist it to advance their own ideas, confirm their own values, or serve their own purposes.
Many who are most eager to borrow techniques or ideas from Buddhism are unwilling to engage the tradition on its own terms.
How sad if such attitudes were to lead to discarding or radically altering the map of spiritual realization that the scriptures lay out in such beautiful detail!
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Mind over Matter
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