December 12th, 2023

Dew and the moon,
Stars and streams,
Snow on pine trees,
Clouds hovering on
The mountain peaks;
From darkness,
They all become glowingly bright;
From obscurity,
They all turn to resplendent light.
Infinite wonder permeates this serenity;
In this reflection
All intentional efforts vanish.
Serenity is the final word
Of all teachings;
Reflection is the response to all manifestations

Hung Chih (1091-1157)