In the January 2022 course, we studied a poem originally written by Su Shi and referenced by Zen Master Dôgen in Keisei-sanshoku (The Sound of the Mountain Stream and the Shape of the Mountains).
“The murmuring brook is the Buddha’s long, broad tongue.
And is not the shapely mountain the body of purity?
Through the night I listen to eighty thousand gathas,
When dawn breaks, how will I explain it to the others?”