Koans of the Way of Reality: Dongshan's "Filial Piety"
Our persistent belief that all we need to be complete is the right partner, a new job, or a Zen teacher is not only false-it can be debilitating. We tether ourselves to a person or situation that can never really be fixed, and wonder why we live in fear and disappointment. To truly grow up-to trust ourselves-takes practice. Only by standing on our own can we discover the joy of unconditional freedom that this precious human life offers us.