Capping Verse to Ross’s lecture, “Our Shadows Cover The Ground Equally”

The moon is shining serenely in the sky, casting her reflection in countless places wherever conditions are matured. We see her image on the least trace of water or a vast expanse, which may be polluted or clean, but each reflects the same moon according to its nature. The shadows also are as numerous as the bodies of water, but we cannot say that one shadow is essentially different from another, nor has the moon left her orbit even for a moment.

—Nyogen Senzaki, Buddhism & Zen, 1953