The Buddha Reflects Our True Nature
We have to look to see if this is true.
By looking for more, we become distracted, preferring to wander off on a vague path that seems interesting. We will never realise the simple truth of pure, uncontaminated awareness: that which is looking is our destination! We need confirmation that this fact is true. A teacher may say, “You’re right,” but that is only ‘right’ in our current understanding. Gradually, we refine and our lives move towards simplicity where there is less distraction, so that we can refine our refinement. It is we who confirm our own understanding.
As we progress and refine, there are fewer people to whom we can relate. This is why we need to be assured that we know our path. That requires us to be honest.