illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
Or, as the Buddha said, « don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought "This contemplative is our teacher." »
If the famous Buddha said so, this must be true… and deep ;-)
FAMOUS = DEEP (CAUGHT IN IGNORANCE AND DELUSION)
It's safe to say that people automatically assume that a quote from someone famous is deep and beautiful while the same quote from someone unknown is ignored. We must be careful not to overrate something that is attributed to Shunryu Suzuki, thich Nhất Hạnh, Shan Shen, Einstein or Buddha while ignoring the wisdom around us.
We need to check our minds here because swooning over the words of famous people while ignoring the same wisdom from those around us is an example of ignorance and delusion...