Insight can’t be found in
sutras, commentaries, verbal expression, or —isms. Liberation and awakened
understanding can’t be found by devoting ourselves to the study of the Buddhist
scriptures. This is like trying to find fresh water in dry bones. Returning to
the present moment, using our clear mind which exists right here and now, we can
be in touch with liberation and enlightenment, as well as with the Buddha and
the patriarchs as living realities right in this moment.