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The Diamond Sutra says,
“Out of nowhere, the heart-mind comes forth.”
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 65b
Distraction can have a long arc, and until the end of the story, you can’t say what’s a distraction and what’s a calling.
Whatever your condition is, you can see the “I have joy.” Out of that emptiness, out of what seems unpromising—the dark material, the valley spirit, the enigma, out of the mystery, out of what I don’t understand—it just appears. The joy just appears.
The storehouse of treasures opens by itself. You can take them and use them any way you wish. You just step into the storehouse of treasures and something comes to meet you. So you might realize you’re part of it too, you’re part of the mystery. It’s not that everybody else is cool and you’re outside it.