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.
We create light for a brighter tomorrow than today when we face the denial of our karmic consequence. Tomorrow is today's aftermath of yesterdays denial of times end that is brought about by a lack in the realization of eternal being in beginning now.