Friday, 27 July 2018


243. The fifth of Dongshan's 'Five Degrees of the Phenomenon and the Real' is called 'Arriving within Together' or, in another version, 'Arriving at Concurrence'. It refers to going beyond the polarities of the phenomenal and the real. One might respond as follows:

At the end of the working day
I jostle with the best of them
in the peak-hour rush for a train.
At this hour everyone is intent on leaving the city,
not just for a quieter life
but to return home and sit at ease
at one's own kitchen table.

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