emotional objects of temporal significance
Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.
Don’t love sagehood; sagehood is an empty name. There is no special truth but this radiant spiritual openess, unobstructed and free. It is not obtained by adornment and cultivated realization. From the buddha to the Zen masters, all have trasmitted this teaching by which they attained liberation.