[INDOLOGY] Nagararjuna finger pointing to moon reference?

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 08:52:22 UTC 2013

dear Dean,

I can't answer your question, but I remember seeing this expression (it's
been years and memory fades) in the Kathāsaritsāgara, a decidedly
un-buddhist source....


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Dean Michael Anderson <
eastwestcultural at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have the exact text reference for the statement attributed to
> Nagarjuna that one should look to the moon, not the finger pointing to the
> moon? In other words, the words of the teaching are not the same as their
> realization.
> Best,
> Dean
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J. Silk
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