• Sam Baker

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I came back into the hall and was about to go to my seat

when the whole outlook changed. A broad expanse

opened, and the ground appeared as if all caved in...

As I looked around and up and down, the whole universe

with its multitudinous sense-objects now appeared quite

different; what was loathsome before, together with ignorance

and passions, was now seen to be nothing else but the outflow

of my own inmost nature which in itself remained bright, true,

and transparent.


Yuan-chou quoted by Suzuki in Essays in Zen Buddhism