Just as intellectual discussion about food cannot satisfy hunger, wisdom cannot come from outside oneself. When we blame someone or something for a problem, we are trying to separate ourselves from our karma. We treat reality as of there were two parts: One part is us, and the other part is outside of us, “someone else.” The pace of our spiritual maturation has nothing to do with others. Every house has its own view of the bright moon.
by Zen Master Miao Tsan