July 10th, 2020

The entire universe is one bright pearl.

When the right time comes,

The essence of the bright pearl can be grasped;

It is suspended in emptiness,

Hidden in the lining of clothes,

Found under the chin of dragons

And in the headdresses of kings.

This pearl is always inside our clothing,

That is, inside us, our real nature.

Do not think about putting it on the surface;

Is should be kept in headdresses and under jaws.

Never attempt to wear it on the surface.

Dogen (1200-1253)