• Silently a flower blooms,
    In silence it falls away;
    Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
    The world of the flower, the whole of
    the world is blooming.
    This is the talk of the flower, the truth
    of the blossom;
    The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.

    Zenkei Shibayama (2012). “A Flower Does Not Talk: Zen Essays”, p.110, Tuttle Publishing