The Buddha was asked: "Is there only one summit of consciousness or are there several?" He replied: "One and several. As one state of consciousness is realized, then the next is seen. Thus there are several and there is one." The wise teachers of life understand the value and truth of contradiction = paradox. Only a foolish student complains about the contradiction and refuses to use his brain to put two seemingly disparate truths into perspective. Such a one is not a student at all but a mere pupil. A student is one who studies. A pupil merely receives information in neat, uncomplicated packages.