Emptiness Says Nothing

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Emptiness says nothing
            Water flows, water stills
            Clouds stretch, clouds curl
            Wind blows, wind stops
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Emptiness says nothing
            Flowers bloom, flowers wilt
            Grass flourishes, grass withers
            Fruit grows, fruit ripens
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Emptiness says nothing
            People are born, people die
            Breaths Inhaled, breaths exhaled
            Thoughts come, thoughts go
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Emptiness says nothing
            Actions absurd, actions reasonable
            Emotions confused, emotions clear
            Mind stained, mind immaculate
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Emptiness says nothing
            Conditions arise, conditions cease
            Instantly arising, instantly perishing
            Without beginning, without ending
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Emptiness says nothing
            It is originally so
            It is inevitably so
            It is universally so
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Emptiness says nothing
            Not a thing
            Not a thing
            Not a thing
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(2015/08/06 Written at 21-day Chan retreat in Poland. Painting by Master Chi Chern.)

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