Enlightenment Poem #1:
Raising my head to look about,
I saw that the sun has always been round.
…And ever since then have been joyful....
(Luohan [Lo-han/Rakan 羅漢; c.866-928] ZD 247-48 rev.)
Can you not feel Luohan’s wonderful surprise? The sun has always been round!
Enlightenment poem #2:
For thirty years I searched for a master swordsman [enlightenment].
How many times did the leaves fall
and the branches break into bud?
But from the moment I saw the peach blossoms,
I’ve had no doubts.
([Ling-yün/Reiun 靈雲; 9th c.] EV 6-7 rev.)
Thirty years! What an aching heart! No doubt—not even a hint—any longer! He knows what he is!