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Chapter 25: Two Awakenings

But he has said so much: the ancient pond, the ancient trees, the ancient rocks around it.. and there must be silence.. and a frog jumps in. For a moment the silence is disturbed, plop. And again the silence is restored.. perhaps deeper than it was before.

What does he want to say in this haiku? He is saying, This ancient world.and your existence is just a plop, a little sound in the silence. And then you are gone, and the silence deepens. In this way he makes the whole world ephemeral, dreamlike - nothing solid in it, except the great silence.

That great silence is your very being. It is also the very being of the whole universe.