Genjo Koan 7
That brightness beyond all brightness cannot be own. As you display the moonlight, you cannot see it. Its activity cannot be soiled or limited by your games: dividing, separating, breaking, the dual is left behind. Dogen uses a metaphor and at the same time, it is not a metaphor. Quite clearly, the dewdrop is a dewdrop~you~moon~light~reflection~time~universe. All these words not forming a neckless of pearls but a single pearl~like word~world.