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Have you noticed that there is a temptation to approach the proces of enlightenment as a mechanic? To take a sutra from here or there, to distill a lesson from it, to try to apply that lesson to your internal state, and then to see each of those as a step on a long ladder towards the goal? It feels like enlightenment by tinkering, by following some technical manual for how the mind should look on the inside.
Its quite a modern way of thinking, to even assume that enlightenment can be reduced to a process, or that the mind can be tinkered with by training it. But the noble eightfold path does seem to imply that something of the sort is possible...
Do you do this, or do you take an entirely other approach to sutra’s?