"It will happen for a time, that the pupil will feel a real debt to the teacher,--will find his intellectual power has grown by the study of his writings. This will continue until he has exhausted his master's mind. But in all unbalanced minds, the classification is idolized, passes for the end, and not for a speedily exhaustible means, so that the walls of the system blend to their eye in the remote horizon with the walls of the universe."And, to put it in a way that allows me to escape Emerson's classification, I should translate a bit: Stop using the words you learned in graduate school. But keep in mind, this system is unchanging. Buddha's Diamond Sutra anticipated Emerson by more than two millenia:
--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance"
My teaching of the Good Law is to be likened unto a raft. [Does a man who has safely crossed a flood upon a raft continue his journey carrying that raft upon his head?] The Buddha-teaching must be relinquished.So, just... relinquish! The teaching itself is eternal. The language is passing.