Dhamma as a Mirror, Not as a Dogma

Perhaps I’ll just talk about the difference between contemplation and belief.  The Buddhist teaching is very well laid out in an intellectual format.  But, ovbiously if you keep the teaching as an intellectual structure, then it just becomes an artifact that everyone agrees upon that doesn’t really liberate the heart.  It’s only when you take a teaching and internalize it–you make it alive within your own situation– that that teaching becomes a means of liberation.