P'ang Yun (740-808) was a well known Chinese Zen Layman.
He was once selling bamboo baskets. Coming down off the a bridge, he stumbled and fell.
When Ling-chao saw this she ran to her father's side and threw herself down.
A fish lives in the ocean. Upon being told he lives in the ocean, he becomes enlightened. He then tells others they are living in the ocean. But none believe him. Who is deluded and what does it mean??
At first I thought it was the world that had gone silent yet it was still making sound....it was the running commentary that was in my mind that had ceased. Technically there was no 'my mind'. It ended the way this statement began, " at first I thought...". So yes the mind can be quiet in the same way a child is quiet, it is just a matter of time before it makes a sound, for a moment it is clear as crystal.