Question

What do you mean with balance the polarities? And how "to react" facing the duality?

"Idiot" example: I have a strong joy, must I benefit from it completely? Me, I would say yes.

I have a strong sorrow, must I live it completely? Or avoid it? ...

The balance in all that what is it? Nothing to live completely? Live everything completely?

One reads in many short zen stories, the Masters "do not react" when facing misfortunes or happiness, because nobody can know what these misfortunes or this happiness will generate... and yet I feel that zen is not this "non-reaction".

Balance, what is it? :)

Thank you.

Answer from Master Kosen

Being happy and being afraid of losing this happiness, polarity. Being anxious and not accepting it, polarity. Having work to do and not to concentrating there, polarity. One must immerse oneself completely until seeing its essence there.

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