The founder [of a style or method] might have been exposed to some partial truth , but as time passed by, especially after the passing away of its founder, this partial truth became law or, worse still, a prejudiced faith against the “different” sects.
In order to pass along this knowledge from generation to generation, the various responses had to be organized and classified, and presented in a logical order. So what might have started off as some sort of personal [insight] of its founder is now solidified knowledge, a preserved cure-all for mass conditioning.
In so doing, the followers have made this knowledge not only a holy shrine, but a tomb in which the founder’s wisdom is buried.
Because of the nature of organization and preservation, the means would become so elaborated that tremendous attention must be given to them, and gradually the end is forgotten. The followers will then accept this “organized something” as the total reality. Of course, many more “different” approaches would spring up, probably as a direct reaction to “the other’s truth.” Pretty soon these approaches too would become large organizations with each other claiming to possess “truth” to the exclusion of all others.
The Swagger of a Dragon: http://planetill.com/2010/07/bruce-lee-swagger-of-a-dragon/