Teachings as strategy

Adyashanti sometimes talks about teachings as strategy. They are meant as pointers, as invitation for own exploration, to correct a fixed viewpoint, and in general to possibly have a certain effect in the listener. It’s not about any absolute or final “truth”.

All language is like that. It has a practical function. It helps us orient and navigate in the world. It’s a tool. It’s a strategy.

When teachings are taken as true, we mistake a strategy for truth. It seems silly to do, but most of us may at times do it. It’s good to notice.

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