Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way...
IT IS THUS
Posted on Sep.25.2009 @ 06:02AM EDT by chontri
When a flower appears before it, it reflects the flower. When a bee appears before it, it reflects the bee. When an empty space appears before it, it reflects the empty space. When nothing appears before it, it reflects nothing. It is itself. No trace left on it. It is thus.
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