Tuesday, 29 October 2019


372. 'The moon above the clouds,' writes Mumon in his verse comment on the Seijo koan, 'is ever the same'. Someone might like to add, 'though now full, now half, now quarter'. Mumon's verse goes on: 'valleys and mountains are separate from each other'. Again, someone might add, 'even if one land'. Moon, clouds, mountains, valleys: 'all are blessed, all are blessed' -- whether or not we 'realize what the real is'. So now, with regard to Seijo and her separated soul, 'are they one or are they two?' Someone who has realised the real might respond, 'not one, not two'.

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