When we hear a sound or see a form, what are we really
hearing and seeing? Usually, it’s our conditioning.
Overfamiliarity and habitual judgments can cause us not to
notice that all beings, sentient and insentient, are alive.
How can practice help us start seeing the universe—
instead of just ourselves?
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Blue Cliff Record, Case 46:
Ching Ch'ing's Sound of Raindrops