The reflection of the moon in a deep lake is not disturbed by the echo from the sound of a bell on a quiet night; and though it appears to remain unscattered when in contact with large and small waves, still it is on the riverbanks of life and death.
Hsuan-sha Shih-pei (835–908)
Citaat van Ch’an meester Hsuan-sha Shih-pei / Japans: Gensha Shibi
Uit: Mud and water- the collected teachings of zen master Bassui, Arthur Braverman, Wisdom Publications, Somerville, 2002; p.147.
Afbeelding: Moon song, Kaii Higashiyama.