One of my favorite things is to learn, I love learning. Drinking my morning cup of coffee, and reading Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers, I came across this, and thought it was too good to not share (or at least needed to be memorialized for me to read again later!). Thich Nhat Hanh (author) is discussing “knowledge as an obstacle” (jneyavarana):

To know and to understand are two different things. When you climb a ladder, unless you abandon the lower step, you will not be able to climb to a higher one. Knowledge is like that. If you are not ready to let go of your knowledge, you cannot get deeper knowledge of the same thing.

Reminded me of stats class… No really, it did! But it is a great lesson for moving forward in learning and in life.


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