The finger in this proverb here are the words, the moon is the truth or reality. Don’t accept the finger as the moon or you will be misguided in finding the truth or reality. If you accept the finger as truth there is were doctrines, half-truth’s and dogmas are born. Look beyond the finger or you miss its heavenly glory. A famous quote of Bruce Lee in his film “Enter the Dragon”. Morale of the story is, sometimes we see the finger for the moon.