Among all the Scriptures and Sutras, which one is the best
and worth studying?
The purpose of studying Scriptures and Sutras is to seek
Tien-Tao. For those who received Tien-Tao, their practices
will not be hampered even if they do not study Scriptures and
Sutras. As long as they hold fast to their True Selves, it is
equivalent to studying a true Sutra without words. Besides,
there are 5,480 volumes in Buddhist Sutras alone. If one studies
one volume a day, it will take fifteen years to complete the study.
Precious time flies like an arrow and we cannot afford to devote
our energy in this endeavour.
On the other hand, we should not refuse to study any Scriptures
or Sutras either. However, one can benefit from studying only if
one practices the teachings of scriptures and sutras. Scriptures
such as The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean,
Confucian Analects, Mencian Analects, the Vajra Sutra,
Tan Ching (The Platform Scripture or The Treasure Sutra),
Tao-teh Ching, Qing-Jing Ching, The Holy Bible, The Koran, etc,
can all uncover our wisdom. These are the ones we should study.