‘As the heavenly sky is vacant and clear, oneness attains oneness and is undefiled. The earth is covered with nourishing moisture, penetrating a thousand and soaking ten thousand. How is it right at this time?

After a pause Dogen said: News of spring spreads harmony and the entire world is fragrant. The deity of spring sits immovably in the cloud monks’ hall. On each branch flowers bloom with coral color. The blossoms of the world open, and this is a heavenly realm.’ (Extensive Record, 90, New Year’s Dharma Hall Discourse 1242)


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