Koans of the Way of Reality: The Great Pearl Dana's Paramita
Normally we think of giving as related to material objects, or perhaps giving emotional support. Giving is all those things, but true giving means letting go of everything. We need to let go of all dualities, to stop dividing the world into categories such as pure and impure, love and hate, concentration and distraction. Most of all, to give fully and wholly, we need to relinquish the notion of self and other. This relinquishment doesn't mean not loving, nor does it mean suppressing, denying, or avoiding dualities. Truly giving means being fully aware, without clinging to anything. And when we surrender to who we truly are, our lives open up in ways we never dreamed possible.