A person of the Way fundamentally does not dwell anywhere

Green Mountains and White Clouds, detail of scroll by Wu Li (1632-1718)

“A person of the Way fundamentally does not dwell anywhere. The white clouds are fascinated with the green mountain’s foundation. The bright moon cherishes being carried along with the flowing water. The clouds part, and the mountain appears. The moon sets, and the water is cool. Each bit of autumn contains vast interpenetration without bounds. ”

– From ‘Cultivating the Empty Field:  The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi’
translated by Dan Leighton and Yi Wu