The Sole Ancestor

Each being sees ‘it’ in accordance with their unique integral character, thus fashions a realm of the self-same homeland that is novel from the realm of any other. As the various great mythologies are various dialects of the expression of the one mind or universal Buddha, the various sentient beings are various members of ‘one good person’ – the sole ancestor.

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