Owl then spoke up. "Are you saying that her stick represents her Buddha-nature?"Verse
Raven launched herself from her perch without a word and flew out of sight.
Porcupine said, "Don't you see? It's a plain old stick. It doesn't even have a rubber tip."
Owl said, "Sometimes I think I'm just too clever by half."
"Some teachers say that Zen is hard. I say that Zen is very easy. But we are saying the same thing." -Seung Sahn
Sun and earth make pine and hyacinth, and
The hummingbird outside the window
Beats her wings 80 times a second --
Even my pushing, willful, effort
Arrives and unfolds effortlessly.
I might say,
It is difficult to know the ease of things --
One settles into such knowledge slowly,
And if the thing is kept at.
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