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« on: December 18, 2008, 01:16:28 PM »
Jiun, a Shingon Zen Master was a well-known Sanskrit scholar of
the Tokugawa era.  When he was young, he used to deliver lectures
to his brother students.

His mother heard about this and wrote him a letter:

"Son.  I do not think you become a devotee of the Buddha because
you desire to turn into a walking encyclopedia for others.  There
is no end to information and communication, glory and honour.
I wish you would stop this lecture business.  Shut yourself up in a
little temple in a remote part of the mountain.  Devote your time
to meditation and in this way attain the true realization.

(Source: Zen Flesh and Zen Bones.  Paul Reps. Penguin, London.)

Arunachala Siva.