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.
After a rain the sky clears to reveal a bright full moon. In every puddle and every beaded drop there is a reflection of moon. If I was standing in front of a mirror and you entered the room behind me I could say "I see you.". Pointing at nothingness and asking for a breakdown of nothingness is a paradox. How does counting every grain in a sandbox clarify the sandbox? The breakdown into quantifiable components is the persuit of linear mind. A ground of being is sought in this action, an attachment.