The Buddha advises people to come to see and not to believe, because all the contents of the teachings are luminous, revealed, and unhidden…
“Once the Blessed One was staying at Baranasi, in the Deer Park, and taught the bhikkhus:
There are, bhikkhus, these three things that are concealed in practice, not revealed. What is the three? Department of women, the Male stilts, is concealed when practicing, not manifest. The mantras of the Brahmins, bhikkhus, are concealed in practice, not manifest. Wrong view, bhikkhus, concealed in practice, has no manifestation.
These three dhammas, bhikkhus, are luminous, manifest, and unconcealed. The rim of the moon, bhikkhus, is luminous, manifest, unconcealed. The rim of the sun, bhikkhus, is luminous, revealed, unhidden. The Dhamma and the Discipline as expounded by the Blessed One, bhikkhus, is luminous, manifest, and unconcealed.
(DTKVN, Tang Branch I, chapter 3, product Kusinàra, section Concealed, VNCPHVN publication, 1996, p.516)
Shining, revealed, unconcealed are important characteristics of the entire Buddhist canon. What the World-Honored One preached was for the sole purpose of “benefiting sentient beings, for the peace and happiness of gods and humans,” and he affirmed that all Dharma and Discipline are as bright as the moon and sun. ; It is a traditional method, not an esoteric method.
Thus, all mankind and all sentient beings can study, study to understand and apply practice according to the Tathagata’s Dharma. Unlike the Brahmin conception, the Vedas and mantras were under the study and practice authority of the Brahmin clergy and others could not. Because in fact, the Dharma is just a road map, a good remedy, but if you have a map but don’t go or have a magic potion but don’t use it, it won’t be of much benefit.
And more importantly, all of the Buddha’s teachings can be analyzed and explained for everyone to understand the essential meaning for practical application and completely absent revelation for a particular group of subjects. , even if they are ordained disciples. This is the basis for the efforts of the four groups of Buddha’s disciples to study, study and thoroughly understand the teachings.
While there are many doctrines for what cannot be explained as sacramental or mystical, Buddhism advises people to come to see and not to believe, for all the The contents of the Dharma are all luminous, revealed and unhidden.