That the self advances and confirms the ten thousand things
is called delusion;
That the ten thousand things advance and confirm the self
is called enlightenment.

– Zen Master Dogen Zenji, 1200 – 1253
Moon in a Dewdrop
Translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi


“God becomes present in a very special way and manifests Himself in the
world wherever He is known and loved by men. His glory shines in an
ineffable manner through those whom He has united to Himself. Those who
as yet know nothing of God have a perfect right to expect that we who do
pretend to know Him should give evidence of the fact, not only by
‘satisfying every one that asketh us a reason of that hope which is in
us,’ but above all by the testimony of our own lives.”

–Thomas Merton


“Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books.

Look in the sky to find the moon,
not in the pond.”

– Persian proverb