October 31st, 2021

Inside and outside are one,
Movement and stillness are the same.
In all these, functioning needs
To be free and clear.
If this is not so then
All the Buddha’s holy sutras
And all of the sayings of the patriarchs
Become mere tangles of empty words.
The Way of Zen
And the Buddha-dharma
Also become dead things.

Torei (1721-1792)