"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? :)
Answer from Master Kosen
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