Wisdom and compassion experienced is more important than mere knowledge and conduct, even seemingly good conduct that is not based on experience - Longchen Nyingthig Vietnam

Wisdom and compassion experienced is more important than mere knowledge and conduct, even seemingly good conduct that is not based on experience

I and many other people, have seen some geshes, and khenpos who can talk a lot, and are said to be knowledgeable in many texts, but are leading people to the wrong path. Therefore, action or good conduct is more important than knowledge. Experience of wisdom and compassion is real wisdom and compassion. Wisdom and compassion experienced is more important than mere knowledge and conduct, even seemingly good conduct that is not based on experience. Experience of anything in dharma is from real practice. Real practice is not only studying, not only thinking, but combining your action with understanding. Someone who has studied a lot in a monastery or with some lamas or teachers, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are a good dharma practitioner, especially if they have not combined their understanding with their actions. That type of person can lead people to the wrong path.

Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “History of the Winter Retreat and Other Related Matters of Longngon Monastery”

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