Koans of the Way of Reality: The Great Pearl's Dana
When we have a goal, all doors close; when we are stuck in our habits, it's almost impossible to learn something new. Love and hate, pure and impure, beautiful and ugly-we must see through our judgments in order to experience life freshly. We don't achieve this by suppression or denial, but by awareness. Purposeless and aimless, the non-dwelling mind requires leaving ourselves and our concepts behind. When we let go of expectations and trust ourselves, we are light and flowing; when we experience the mind that dwells nowhere, we find we are at home everywhere.