[INDOLOGY] Nagararjuna finger pointing to moon reference?

Stephen Hodge s.hodge at padmacholing.plus.com
Tue Mar 19 10:20:30 UTC 2013

I have not time to check, but unless my memory is faulty (quite possible), 
isn't something like that found in the Kaa'syapa-parivarta ?

Best wishes,
Stephen Hodge

From: "Jonathan Silk" <kauzeya at gmail.com

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....

> 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.

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