No Attachment To Dust Analysis

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Humanity has a tendency to use logic and reason as much as possible to try and explain the world around us. Even in the case of religion, often there are set patterns or explanations, that always follow certain rules. Whether or not these rules comply with other rules from other ideologies isn’t pertinent; the fact remains that they follow their own logic, and that makes people happy. However, there has always been a gap in what logic and reason can explain about humanity, and what we don’t know. Anyone who has ever felt lost or confused, questioning themselves or the people around them because nothing they know can explain what is happening, realizes this deficit. It is pain, truly, especially to those with a science or pattern based mind, …show more content…
Don’t be attached to dust. In this case, dust is the world we live in, the earth around us. We, as people, exist here, for better or worse. The goal may be to exist beyond this, but for now, we still have obligations to fulfill, to ourselves and to others. Live without attaching needlessly to things, encourage those who do good and let it encourage you, accept those who do wrong and let it deter you. Be yourself, as there’s no one else you can be, and no one else can fill in that place, and let ‘yourself’ be good. “Be as if you were facing a noble guest,” is especially important, as it implies how you should treat yourself. One doesn’t just backtalk to a guest, especially a noble one, either in the flashy way of kings and queens, or the heartfelt way of close friends and loved ones. Treat yourself as you would treat others, specifically the best of others. The Golden Rule. In fact, many of the lines in this Koan in particular are very reminiscent of rules and sayings we all know, but don’t really think about. The Golden Rule is an obvious one, as well as ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, fitting right into the line suggesting someone might be guarding their knowledge. The fruits of one’s labor are the virtues we seek, and fruits don’t fall from the sky like rain. Another way to put it; money, (or happiness, health, anything) doesn’t grow on

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