“What is it about the fire - so calm and peaceful, but inside all power and destruction. It’s hiding something, just like people do. Sometimes you have to get close to find out what’s inside - sometimes you have to get burned to see the truth”
Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754–1799), Bamboo and Moon. Edo Period (1615-1867 A.D.) Hanging scroll, ink on silk "Every day, priests minutely examine the Law And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon." (Ikkyu)
"An old Chinese Zen Master once said, "From birth to death it's just like this!" ...We tend to imagine another place or time when it will become "more" - but this, right here, NOW, this *is* it. This is what counts. This moment.