We would admit that we don't understand...

Extracted from "Awakening from the Dream of Existence"  Ch'an Master Sheng Yen

  With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Ch'an,
  The six paramitas and myriad means are complete within that essence.
  In dreams there are clearly six paths of sentient being;
  Upon awakening the great chiliocosm is completely empty.

If we were utterly truthful we would admit that we dont understand the world around us or even ourselves.  We don't know where we came from, and we don't know where we are going.
We live in dreams - blissful or nightmarish - but still dreams.

The goal of practice is to awaken from this dream of life, and to discover your Buddha nature - the reality that underlies transient existence...

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