One glance at the morning star, and the snow got even whiter. The look in his eye chills hair and bones. If earth itself hadn’t experienced this instant, Old Shakyamuni never would have appeared.

Robert Aitken

Hearing the crickets at night I vow with all beings to find my place in the harmony crickets enjoy with the stars. To add to one I have used before, and which kept coming to mind while I was in England.


Before the birth of mother and father, One solid circle; Even Shakyamuni didn’t understand it – How could Kasyapa transmit it? (quoted in the Book of Serenity)