In a world that so often feels bereft of peace, how do we find, or approach peace?
In Zen, when someone wants to know about pine trees, he is told to learn from the pine trees; when he wants to know about bamboo, he should learn from the bamboo. It is by becoming thoroughly one with the pine tree can we really understand it; only by becoming thoroughly one with the bamboo can we really enter into it. In the very same way, we have to become thoroughly one with reality. Only then can we truly realize and appropriate whatever is within reality.