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    On Jan 14, 2020 Nalini Mohan wrote:

    ChogyamTrungpa's words from his classic "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism" comes to my mind. “There is a saying in the Tibetan scriptures: “Knowledge must be burned, hammered, and beaten like pure gold. Then one can wear it as an ornament.” So when you receive spiritual instruction from the hands of another, you do not take it uncritically, but you burn it, you hammer it, you beat it, until the bright, dignified color of gold appears. Then you craft it into an ornament, whatever design you like, and you put it on.”

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    On Jan 18, 2020 David Doane wrote:

    Wearing knowledge as an ornament sounds egotistical to me. Knowledge being chewed thoroughly, digested thoroughly, and incorporated into me is an image that makes more sense to me.

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