To understand that there is nothing to attain
is the Great Attainment.
To understand that there is nothing to renounce
To feel the ecstatic overflow of emptiness
To apprehend the radiance of nothing
These are not principles of mystical philosophy.
They are tremors of my amazement
as I gaze into an apple blossom
on the first Spring day.
Photo: blossoms on a hillside near my home