The general run of mankind is addicted to platitudes and has no interest in subtlety. Not caring for profound sayings, they are filled with hatred and the filth of envy. So I do not write for them, for my heart has found satisfaction in my work and through it, my love for deep continuous meditation over every well-spoken word has been fulfilled. None in this world will easily grasp the deep utterances in this work. It will be absorbed by and perish in myself just as a river is absorbed and lost in the ocean. Even those endowed with a tremendous power of reason cannot fathom the depths. Even those with exceptional intrepidity of thought cannot perceive its highest truth.

— Dharmakirti