Excellent for contemplation this Sunday morning! Thanks, Stephanie!
The Four Reliances
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words; Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher; Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation; And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.
~ Traditional Buddhist teaching ~
We can all easily fall into the trap of not following these “four reliances” – reflect on where in your practice/life you might be currently relying a little too much on words, personality, superficial interpretation or judgmental perceptions