July 09th, 2023

The sound of peaceful music, the sound of terrible noise, are both clearly revealed as they are and nothing else.

Nonetheless, we prefer the peacefulness and dislike the irritation of the noise. We try to control, to change things to how we want them.

This can be done with a certain degree but cannot be done completely and eternally.

If, on the other hand, we accept things as they are and see things as clearly revealed as they are, that acceptance itself is the first step toward unbreakable peacefulness.

Eido Tai Shimano (b. 1932)