Your beginning and your end

You see your own appearance in the world, experience the vicissitudes of your life, and perceive your own future disappearance. Yet, when you look for your beginning or your end, you find that there is not a trace. You realize that, as your own birth and death have no true reality, so it is with all things and people, animals, plants, mountains, worlds, and stars. When you truly awaken to this reality, it is called liberation.

The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing