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.
Being by myself I do not talk and most of the time is spent listening to the sound of silence where everything once covered up by words now takes form and gets attention so that freedom now abides in everything once lost.