In Diamond Sutra and the Alagaddupama sutta, the Buddha taught that his teachings are like a raft, to be used for a purpose and to be left aside without clinging on to. The raft simile also summarizes the meaning of the three turnings into one line. Here, we shall see how the four types of clinging are utterly abandoned using the three turnings of the teaching.
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche: “In the crystal mirror theater of awareness, mind the supreme artist, performs his magical displays, but rare is the clear insight audience capable of viewing this wisdom. ”