“Mountains and waters right now are the actualization of the ancient buddha way. Each, abiding in its phenomenal expression, realizes completeness. Because mountains and waters have been active since before the Empty Eon, they are alive at this moment. Because they have been the self since before form arose they are emancipation realization. “
Reading this passage after completing the Philosophy section of Moon in a Dewdrop made me reflect a bit on my past experiences. And it was just a moment for me to let it all go. This is from the beginning of the poetry section, and I really feel like it captures the essence of the title of the book. While only being four lines, if you read this passage completely, on all it’s levels, this is a true gateway into realization.
I won’t give my own thoughts on this passage, because it is such a personal journey that you can go on at any time. That’s the beauty of the poetic form.
I will say though, that tomorrow is my way seeking mind talk with my sangha, and I’ll be preparing for that all evening. If I could invite everyone I would. I might film it later during the day, and post here, though the content is already here on the blog if you care to look.