I don't read books.
No, I don't. If you 'don't read books', then are you suggesting that your knowledge of eastern spirituality has come from, what, 'direct awareness'? Meditation? When you are letting your compassion be as limitless as space, and your mind be at peace, and you are resting in the vast, empty luminosity of mind itself, does traditional knowldge of the tao and oriental styles of dressing up spiritual advice in a certain styles of prose (riddles) just appear in your brain? Or does some psycho-active fungus produce a gateway to the mind of long dead Buddhas? Perhaps still, you have just hit on a psychological archetype that we all have acess to, residing as it does in the 'collective unconscious'?
I'm genuinely interested my friend, as I have never been able to manifest such direct and noble channels of knowledge. I guess I am just a plebian who must depend on the written word.
I apologise if this seems divisive, but i'm merely calling you out because you called out those who seek to learn, pretending to be special in some hipster way. This could be a good thread to share books, for example I am going to investigate Yukio Mishima mentioned in the first post. Instead you invade it with your narcissistic comments that are only disigned to make you look special.