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The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.
― Carlos Castaneda
This seems like Sunyata teaching. Emptiness of absolute individual identity. A teaching whose understanding is an extraordinary attainment of extreme difficulty and isn't easily answered online as a how-to. When Bankei advised "Don't get born" he warned about believing our egoic story about our illusory identity. And of course, identifying, quantifying, qualifying, intuiting, judging and assessing, among others are all necessary mind/brain functions that persist after enlightenment.......
In addition to accepting oneself as is, Daoists have preferred to focus on understanding the nature of reality, increasing their longevity, ordering life morally, and regulating consciousness and diet. So despite the "to be" vs "just be" labels, the similarities between Zen and Dao are significant, as Bodhidharma was essentially a Daoist and a patriarch of Chan (Zen as we know it).