"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief."
1001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom, Compiled by Kim Lim
[Spiritual reading can be a comfort, but most meaningfully it is to wake us up! Like the kindness of the keisaku (wake-up stick) to the back in Zen sitting.]