June 23rd, 2020

Ch’uan-tzu searched for the fierce
Fire of Enlightenment in water;
The Old One understood him especially well.
Because Chao-chou bequeathed to us
The perplexing problem of
Affirming or denying existence
He himself believed only in the
Absolute which is beyond existence,
It has become harder to avoid the
Question of good and evil in humanity.