Words of Wisdom for Oct. 2, 2019:
Ma-Tsu on Suchness

"It is like clouds rising in the sky: suddenly there, gone without a trace. And, it is like drawing a pattern on water: it is neither born nor passes away. This is cosmic peace and eternal rest. When it is enclosed, it is called the matrix of the realization of suchness; when it emerges from the enclosure, it is called the cosmic body of reality."

— Ma-Tsu via Alan Watts