the jewel within


If there were a clump of gold buried in a yard, people would dig and dig until they found it, regardless of how deep it was. The original, infinite, absolute jewel buried within us is incomprehensibly more significant than the clump of gold in the yard. So we should try to find this incredible jewel within.

-Zen Master Song Cheol

I can’t look at this without thinking of the disasters in the world that are created by digging for the jewel in the yard, literally or metaphorically. One by one, as we learn to shift our seeking inward, there will fewer and fewer holes to fill.

May we all find our jewel within together!


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