"One major difference between [the Abrahamic] religions and Shin Buddhism is that we (Buddhists) freely acknowledge that our sacred story is a metaphor and not historical fact. To see it as true history would be to miss the point and be a grave error. As the Buddha said, ‘it is the finger that points to the moon.’ The finger is not the moon but indicates the direction of the moon. So many people get confused thinking that the finger is the moon (truth)."
Amida Buddha (via sharanam)
Love, love this quote!