Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
Being realized by this
Dosho Port in his book reminds us how Daiun Harada, while on a begging round, saw steam rising from an old woman s urine at the roadside and was realized by the full moon. This is a moment everybody can experience anytime, anything can trigger it, it is not satori or kensho, but a moment beyond words and concepts where things do shine bright an amazing darkness. Little things will reach you beyond skin, bones and flesh. It is a sudden ringing and it strikes you as if the ground had suddenly gone and sky-earth would be just what is left. In this our petty problems and angers are not anymore. A sound may come out: Ahhh! Ohhh! Or even a shout or whisper or a song.
It cannot be found. It can only find you. And when it does, it is already too late.