‘Within each of our forms lies the existential mystery of being. Apart from one’s physical appearance, personality, gender, history, occupation, hopes and dreams, comings and goings, there lies an eerie silence, an abyss of stillness charged with an etheric presence. For all of our anxious business and obsession with triviality, we cannot completely deny this phantasmal essence as our core. And yet we do everything we can to avoid its stillness, its silence, its utter emptiness and radiant intimacy.’ (The Way of Liberation)
I am going to ‘yes, and’ this by referring back to Zenju’s notion.