We may recall that the Buddha grappled with a koan: “How can beings find happiness in the face of old age, sickness, and death?” The Buddha’s question assumed an objectified self that yearned for freedom from an objectified notion of suffering. By definition his question was dualistic. Yet his answer, as you may remember, emerged from the realization of boundarylessness. It took him beyond the realm of objectified things and objectified self. It revealed to him a whole new way of knowing things—a way of knowing free from the struggle and limits of ordinary dualistic mind. – Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, The Power of an Open Question
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