Each night I gaze upon a pond,
A zen body sitting beside a moon.
Nothing is really there and yet
It is all so clear and bright
I cannot describe it.
If you would know the empty mind
Your own mind must be as clear and bright
As this full moon upon the water.
– Chiao Jan (785–895)
Alas… I still do not possess “bodhichitta”…. Too often, my view is obscured by the branches and ripples of my daily mind. That is a primary reason I go into the wild.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir