Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
‘It is the single (nature of ) mind
which encompasses all of Samsara and Nirvana. Even though its inherent nature
has existed from the very beginning, you have not recognized it.
(Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness)