1 The birds have vanished from the sky, / and now the last clouds slip away. / We sit alone, the mountain and I, / until only the mountain remains.” (8th Century) Chinese poet Li Po
2 The great Master Dogen said,
“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,
to study the self is to forget the self, and
to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”
To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things.