Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Dragon's Jewels

The truth you search for cannot be grasped.
As night advances, a bright moon illuminates the whole ocean.
The dragon's jewels are found in every wave.
Looking for the moon, it is here is this wave, in the next.

~ a verse by Hsueh-tou Ch'ung-hsien (Setcho Juken, 982-1052),
one of the last great Ummon Ch'an masters, and compiler of the
Blue Cliff Record

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