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This idea of the existence of a double path is not new although it is unfamiliar. Nor is it specifically Indian. As long ago as the fifth centuries the Buddhist monk Seng-Chao, a disciple of that Kumara Jiva who translated so many Indian texts for the Chinese, taught that all the effort and study and practice of exercises were not enough to attain enlightenment but were only a necessary preparation for it.


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 148






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