Koan 9

When we choose to be loved over loving, we will surely die.

 

Love is the connectedness that dispels the duality separating what is our self and not our self.

By loving, we exist not for our finite self but beyond our self.

Free from the constraints of the self, we are joyous and realize we are eternal.

Yet, there are many whose self is so powerful and controlling they rather be loved than loving; though no self is powerful enough to survive death.