My neighbor who has 2 dozen blueberry bushes also has a honey berry. "Honey berry" is a fun and delicious-sounding moniker for these edible blue berries that grow on a honeysuckle bush (Lonicera caerulea) and taste sort of like blue berries.
"Sort of like" may be good enough for some, but for someone who loves blueberries, the real thing is better.
So it is with the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha. You can fudge your way through some of the teachings. You can say, "Oh, i just don't feel like it today."
But the taste of the Dharma is a true taste, a taste of truth, a taste of Truth, of is-ness. Once you taste the real thing, you won't settle for second best.
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