• Both Ox and Self Transcended

      Whip, rope, person, and Ox -
      all merge in No Thing.
      This heaven is so vast,
      no message can stain it.
      How may a snowflake exist
      in a raging fire.
      Here are the footprints of
      the Ancestors.

    In the eighth picture there is no ox and no person. Is a fish aware of the water it swims in? When there is a subject, looking out, then there is an object. When there is an object then there is a subject to know it. If there is one then there must be two. One is only in comparison to something.

    This is the stage beyond all dualities, of no inside, no outside; no subject and object; no person and environment. It is said there is no words to describe this stage. How can you grasp yourself, is it by pointing at your face and saying this is me, or by describing ourselves? When we are truly ourselves we would be able to separate from ourselves. When one has become one with self-nature there is no longer self-nature.