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.