As the one known as the Buddha, the fifth of the Seven Signs, High Lord of the Veil, said,
“Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the truth, and instead follow the false and stupid beliefs of religion. Better to live one day seeing the highest pure truth than a hundred years not seeing the highest pure truth. Some form their duties arbitrarily and fabricate them artificially; they advance complex speculations and imagine that good results are attainable only by the acceptance of their theories; yet the truth is but one; there are not different truths in the world. Having reflected on the various theories, we have gone into the yoke with him who has shaken off all wrong. But shall we be able to proceed together with him?
“The best of ways is the eightfold path. This is The Way. There is no other that leads to the purifying of intelligence. Go on this path! The Path was preached by me when I had understood the removal of the thorn in the flesh. Not only by discipline and vows, not only by much learning do I learn the happiness of release which no worldling can know.”
Link to an article on the Einsoph, the phrase that means ‘know thyself’, as is the aim of all followers of The Way LINK