In Western terminology, The Tree of Good and Evil might be an apt description of the Dualistic Mind. Metaphorically speaking, eating from the KNOWLEDGE of the ToG&E is the trap so many fall into. Satan is the Father of all lies and no truth is in him. EGO (Edging God Out) is a metaphor for Satan. "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die." Before EGO, Adam & Eve could not die, for they were not flesh & blood (yet). All the dualistic mind can point to is illusion or lie. But in the Godly Mind, all things are pure. "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God" (ACIM). In Zen, the dualistic mind is also considered a trap which it creates itself, not to be confused with the snake eating its own tail. To break free of dualiism, one might hit one's bottom or have some other form of a spiritual experience. In Zen, a flash of light occurs (Satori) and the person is free of dualism. They are awakened.