21 February 2008

Slug Zen

The moon and the paper
Are the same white
The pupil of the eye and the ink,
Both black.
This mysterious meaning
Remains a circle,
Beyond the possibility
Of understanding.

Obaku Sokuhi (1611-1671)

From Daily Zen
Let me show you something else, Obaku. Two slugs in a circle. Both Limax maximus. Now, if that is not a mystery, what is?


...the origin of species—that mystery of mysteries...
The Origin of Species By Charles Darwin

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