True Dharma Eye Case 16: Changsha's "Returning to the Mountains, Rivers and the Great Earth"
Mountains, rivers and the great earth are ceaselessly manifesting the teachings of the Buddha. In the subtle gathas of rock and water, in the 84,000 hymns of rain, the world is constantly calling us to awaken to our true nature. But this reality can only be perceived with the whole body and mind, beyond the verge of sight, beyond the edge of hearing. So how do you turn the self so you can truly perceive this? By taking care of the earth and taking care of ourselves, we realize that our own bodies as nothing but the earth itself. After all, there is no place to hide our true self.