A special transmission outside the scriptures
Depending not on words and letters;
Pointing directly to the human mind;
Seeing into one’s nature, one becomes a Buddha.

This quote takes on deeper and deeper meaning as my practice changes.  I used to be very attached to figuring things out, and I had so many questions for my teacher, Thay Kozen.  At some point, I realized I had no questions, which is not to say I had anything figured out.  I had just let go of all my questions.  Fast forward to now.  I still read books, listen to books, listen to podcasts, watch videos, and attend Dharma talks.  But I do so in the same spirit as wine sits in an oak barrel. The wine is not trying to be anything different.  It’s not trying to do anything.  It’s just sitting.  But sitting in an oak barrel, it matures over time.