And how to not focus on the wrong teaching, wrong understanding, wrong realization, and even the wrong conclusions. Because 95% of what we learn, what we hear, what we see, what we think, we misunderstand in this lifetime. And that is all because we draw our own conclusions and we focus on the wrong things, by attaching our own previous experiences, by adding our own likes and dislikes, and by integrating our own views about what things should be and should really mean. And by doing that, we will always get lost in the translation, we will always lose the meaning of wisdom, we will always fail to carry out our duty to the universe, and we will always fall short of realizing Enlightenment.
Understanding, see a misguided case below:
Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and departed.
As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out.
"Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!"
"Brother," the second monk replied, "I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her in your mind."
Understanding, How To Not Get It Wrong. And so you Beloved, must be sure not to allow your own unlearned mind to deter you from perfect wisdom, and whether you are in College, or you are at the university of life, you must always remove all prejudice, all fear, all misconceptions and all self righteousness. Then, and only then will you truly begin to fully understand, exactly, just what was meant to be learned, what was meant to be reflected upon, what was meant to fully enlighten you... Your Life Advocate, James Dazouloute