Nothing & Something are One
Hon rai mu ishi matsu.
From the first, no-thing is.
6th Patriarch of Zen Buddhism
Image credit: Leonard Eisenberg
It cannot be called void or not void,
Or both or neither;
But in order to point it out,
it is called "the Void"
Men are afraid to forget their own minds,
fearing to fall through the void
with nothing on to which they can cling.
They do not know
that the void is not really the void
but the real realm of the Dharma...
To use the imagery of a Tibetan poem,
every action, every event comes of itself
from the Void
'as from the surface of a clear lake
there leaps suddenly a fish'
© 2012 MU-Peter Shimon