I'm working on thomas cleary's translation..this is a very interesting text.has anyone else read this? this text is considered very important in old chinese zen circles and cultural buddhists that have a dash of every tradition in their lives in places like china and japan.The first book speaks of the how the buddhas pentrate every fabric of being and it taps into who the various deities of spirits cities forests insentient and sentient reached libearation.This is kind of like the practice of zazen and realizing enlightenment in the moment.All beings have the karmic potential to be enlightened due to our buddha nature which lies in everything..