"What makes this such a wonderful world is its diversity. What if everybody were alike? What if everybody had the same abilities, the same talents and shortcomings? What a terrible, dreary, colorless world it would be. Mumon says, 'The failure is wonderful indeed.' Absolutely wonderful! A snake has no legs. Is it a failure compared to a bug, which has many? Each is just as it is. From the standpoint of awakening, there's no way to despise anyone or anything. Zen Master Rinzai said, 'There's nothing in this world I dislike.' Everything is what it is by reason of its karma. As karma changes, things change. Practicing diligently, our karma does change."