Because of ignorance, we are unaware of the ultimate, fundamental interconnectedness of existence, and our universe is perceived not as the ever-changing lace of illusion it is, but as a solid, somewhat static confrontation between self/me and other/everything else.
-Pamela Gayle White
Blue Cliff Record Case #62: Unmon’s One Treasure
Unmon, instructing the assembly, said, “Within heaven and earth, in the midst of the universe, there is one treasure hidden in a body. You take up the lantern and go to the Buddha Hall; you take the temple gate and put it on the lantern.”