Ching-ch’ing’s raindrop sound


Because the mind is free —
Listening to the rain
Dripping from the eaves,
The drops become
One with me.

– Eihei Dogen

The mind is quiet, free, no longer hemmed in by the false notion of boundaries. The rhythm of rain, the drip-dripping of water from the eaves, is truly one with us. There is no longer a dividing line where you can say, “Here I end. Here the sound of rain begins.” The sound of rain flows into the awareness, awareness pours into the rain; they are one.

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