Categories: Ancient Wisdom and Buddhism
But what is perturbing- is the fact that in addition to this duality which exists in nature to allow for creation from union of various parts- we find our psyches full of labels and names where we further perpetuate a sense of separateness. We tend to label and brand things, people and situation as good 'vs' bad, right vs' wrong and so on. But the truth is- these are all labels.
Do note that this is not to support or condone hurtful or unlawful behaviour- those should be dealt with properly as indicated by the law of the land.
Such labels and judgements ultimately strengthen a sense of separateness- among Divine’s creation and finally from Divinity itself!
One needs to be cognizant of the fact that all that is created by the creator is "good"! It exits because of the will of the divine! There is profound truth in these seemingly simple sentences. It goes beyond simply judging the good or bad and transcending to a space of absolute perfection- of absolute unison!
Here is a short Zen story that wonderfully exemplifies this truth...
“Give me the best piece of meat you have,” said the customer.
“Everything in my shop is the best,” replied the butcher. “You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best.”
At these words Banzan became enlightened.