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Buddhadharma : Summer 2019
GEOFFREY SHUGEN ARNOLD 85 ourselves from whatever causes us problems, whether it be a person, a circumstance, or something internal. Of course, we do meet things that we need to move away from, such as a dangerous situation or person. But we need not take the suffering of dukkha with us as we’re moving away. We see resilience here within the empty nature of every characteristic and quality. Within anger, which can seem so solid and entrapping, there is space to move, to respond. There is space within which to see there is nothing to call “anger” within anger. Wishlessness is to realize that all things move in accord with karma and conditions, that even as we are exerting influence, we’re not in utter control of things. It is being free of expectations and let ting go of controlling things while still being of benefit in this world. Dukkha, on the other hand, is to assume the role of “manager” in all things, to try to make the world conform to what we think it needs to be so we can be at peace and happy. We might think of resilience here as the ability to have great aspiration for liberation without making this an object in our mind. It’s like having a vow to end all racism, all earth destruction, all inequality, without becoming attached to an outcome. Wishlessness is not, however, powerless ness or passivity, which are false views based on different kinds of expectations. One day Master Yangshan was washing his bowls, and he saw two birds pulling on a frog. A student who was standing next to him said, “Why does it come down to this?” Master Yangshan replied, “It’s only for your benefit.” “Why does it come down to this?” In other words, is this just the nature of things? Is life, as Thomas Hobbes said, “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”? It’s easy to dwell in blaming and making excuses. We see plenty that isn’t working in our world, near and far. We see things every opposite | The Mouth of Krishna, Homage to M.C. Escher, Japan, 2018, #755