To study the Way (the truth) is to study the self;
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be awakened by the ten thousand things.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Wow! You recognized me!
To go into the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark, go without sight.
And find that the dark too blooms and sings and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
If this greatest cold does not penetrate into our bones, how will the fragrance of the plum blossoms pervade the whole universe?
…There is a crack
A crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
From beginning to end, the changing appearances and ten thousand differences have one pattern…
Everything is unhindered, clouds gracefully floating up to the peaks, the moonlight glitteringly flowing down mountain streams.