The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

 Each night, I gaze upon a pond

Each night, I gaze upon a pond,
A Zen body sitting beside a moon.
Nothing is really there and yet
It is all so clear and bright,
I cannot describe it.
If you would know the empty mind,
Your own mind must
Be as clear and bright
As this full moon upon the water.

 

Chiao Jan (785-895) – https://www.dailyzen.com/
~ photo by Don Hong-Oai

Source: Zen, Tao, Chan – Each night, I gaze upon a pond, A Zen body…


 

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