From the American Mercury, Feb., 1931, pp. 162–63 The basic trouble with the American Polizei, it seems to me, is that they are badly chosen for their work, and even worse trained for it. The rule almost everywhere in the country is that a recruit for the force must start at the bottom, and spend … Continue reading H.L. Mencken: Cops and Their Art
Preliminary: Individuality is not personality: Personality is given generously by the society to us. Individuality is one’s intrinsic nature. Personality is fake, artificial, gloss, a fraud. Individuality is your innermost Buddha-nature, your innermost enlightenment, your innermost door to the divine. Intellectuality is not intelligence: To be intellectual is to be phony; it is a pretending … Continue reading INTELLECTUALITY IS NOT INTELLIGENCE
THE SUPERIORITY OF THE UNIVERSAL VEHICLE OF ENLIGHTENMENT The superiority of the universal vehicle of enlightenment is proven by the fact that those of petty aspiration, those of very lowly elements, and those surrounded by narrow-minded friends do not have faith in this perfect Teaching (Dharma) which teaches magnificence and profundity so well. Yet one whose aspiration is … Continue reading Self-conceited understanding leads to the ruin of intelligence
Even upon hearing profound Truth, the man of a dull intellect relentlessly holds on to illusion. Through ceaseless effort and suppression, he may appear outwardly composed, but deep inside he craves the world (attachments).