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How can we enter the meaning of the sutras?


It is said from the older days that sutras can only be understood after awakening. There is the aspect of understanding a sutra and of becoming it. We create the sutras to create a state of mind of samadhi. This is the way of simply becoming the sutra, yet if you try to understand it without being awakened yet, it will only bring forth misunderstanding. That is why sutras should only be studied with someone who can guide you in doing so. Nowadays there are many books around explaining sutras, yet whether you find the right way to enter into the deeper meaning of them, is according to your karmic connections. 


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