A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
That's right - a homeless God, rejected, despised and harassed - a stain on our feast - speaking to those who can hear, the afflicted, the homeless, the suffering, the powerful - above a world which orbits without me as one sits in judgement over ideas.