To let go of grasping at mental constructs

In Zen Buddhism Koans are used to induce mental contradiction. This approach teaches one to let go of grasping at mental constructs. Similarly, in Tibetan, Indian, and Mongolian Mahayana Buddhism, logic is used to induce contradictions to the way things appear. Normally, things appear to exist on their own. Logic has it that this is contradictory. For example, take Barry. He appears on his own. Let’s investigate. Is Barry the same or different from his body and mind? If identical, then ONE Barry = TWO (body and mind). If different, Barry would have nothing to do with his body and mind. Becoming familiar with this contradiction, we slowly realize that the appearance of Barry, as existing on his own, is false. Dissolving the false ego leads to liberation and unconditional love and compassion.