Throughout Christmas

Rock and tree

All living things are in complete realization of the Way

It is not possible to depart from the Way even for a moment

This is true throughout time and space

An iris cannot become more or less of an iris

A hawk cannot fly beyond its home

Even a rock participates in enlightenment completely

The fact that the rock does not know its own being diminishes nothing

The fact that some beings do realize our true nature increases nothing

This is the wondrous practice of non doubt


Written on Christmas Day 2013