What makes the Buddhist path so special is that it looks dualistic, but it has that ability to liberate you from the bondage of dualism. . . . All the skilful means and methods of the Buddhadharma are like a thorn that we use to take out another thorn in our hand. The purpose of renunciation mind, compassion, the recitation of mantras, and contemplation on the breath is to dig out dualism.
— Dzongsar Khyentse Jamyang Rinpoche