November 09th, 2022

When we reach the ultimate stillness,
We joyfully become
Aware that this mind of ours
Is empty, without any things,
And extends infinitely in all

It is something
Like the eternal sky,
In which clouds and wind circulate
Without stopping or reaching an end.

It is something like the vast ocean,
Where fish and dragons undergo
Transformations without gaps
Of interruptions.

It has no inside or outside that can
Be pointed to, no motion or
Stillness that can be separated.
From ancient to modern, it all forms
A single whole.

As the saying goes,
It is nowhere
And everywhere.

Luo Hongxian (1504-1564)