Cosmic Picnic


Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.

The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.

Although its light is wide and great,

The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.

The whole moon and the entire sky

Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

Image above (and on front-page mastheads): Cosmic Picnic: Eve Under the Butterfly Nebula, 36 x 36 inches, acrylic, ink, and fabric, by Elta Marie Wilson.

Words above by: Dogen.

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