I'm sure the old masters were great and they still have a lot to give us. Sometimes it is difficult for me to read their books. The language seems to be a bit out of fashion. Sentences like "I am that" don't tell me much. If something is not describable at all metophers help. I understand when someone writes "from onions to pearls". I see the skins, the veils that prevent me and other people too from seing life as it is. Concepts, life experiences, cultural influences can be put off like doing a striptease or like peeling an onion. Reality as it is can be seen then.
I'm waiting for the last book by Jed McKenna. In the meantime I will read "The secret power within - Zen solutions to real problems" by Chuck Norris. The "old masters" have to wait. Perhaps I miss something. They are perhaps something for Sundays.