The critical juncture.

The ability to philosophize about Buddhism — unfortunately — is limited to folks who have awakened to Buddhism. If you don’t “get” the concept. You can’t fully discuss it.

How could you honestly teach about ever more complicated equations in mathematics if you do not know the basics about solving them?

Real world solutions exist within Buddhism, but you can’t know them or apply them without awakening first.

The Buddha is quite clear that you must comprehend it yourself. It is the only way. If you don’t comprehend it you are just reading words. I believe you can easily be a more content person by immersing yourself in Buddhism, but I get frustrated when I read philosophical texts that clearly communicate a lack of comprehension.

I can’t stop teachers from teaching about Buddhism, but I encourage everyone interested in Buddhism to seek out writing on Buddhism by Buddhist’s to receive the best information about it.