— Lin-chi (d.866)
If you want to freely live or die, go or stay, to take off or put on your clothes, then right now recognize the one who is listening to my discourse.
That one is without form, without characteristics, without root, without source, and without any dwelling place, yet is brisk and very alive.
As for all manifold responsive activities, the place where they are carried on is, in fact, no place.
Therefore, when you look for that one, it retreats farther and farther, when you seek that, it turns more and more the other way: this is called the "Mystery."