The deeper I get into Zen the more I bump up against the non-concept of "no gain." As I examine my life I am amazed at how almost everything I do seems to be for some sort of gain, or at the very least to minimize loss, which is to try and maintain what I've previously gained. Gain as motivation for behavior seems so very human, yet I am told my motivation needs to be more pure, more for others gain than my own, but I can still gain by helping another gain, so where does it end?
But anyway, it's like human nature (gain) vs. buddha nature (no gain) even though I know that duality is not the right way to look at it. So I just thought I would throw this out there so that I (oops, I meant to say you ) could gain some insight into "no gain."