The winking, smiling, flower-twirling moon

When the dualist points to the moon and proclaims the moon does not wink, twirl flowers or smile, the Zen master may point out that it is no ‘rice-cake’ either; more likely, the master will simply wink, twirl a flower, or smile. For Dogen’s part, he offers up the Shobogenzo, Bussho fascicle, thus inviting us to experience the winking, smiling, flower-twirling moon for ourselves – that is, if we are people that want to experience it.

Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview