When the subtle black light reflects things, it seems as if both that which reflects and that which is reflected really exist. Just as the eye cannot see itself, and also as yin and yang act on things, it seems as if both that which knows and that which is known exist separately. But there is no mind that can know--no thing that can do the knowing-- hence the mind that knows cannot know itself. - III, The Ceasing of Notions, early zen text from the Dunhuang caves, trans. Soko Morinaga "The term 'black light' is used to indicate the light of truth......the
light that reflects all things in their suchness, as they are...as that it
is the wisdom of wonderful awareeness, free of all the delusions of
an individual, unchanging self."
- III, textual comment by Soko Morinaga Roshi
laser accretion disks being sucked into black holes measurable for the first time 2011 Hubble Space Telescope
"Yanagi Sōetsu......had evolved a theory of why some objects - pots, baskets, cloth made by unknown craftsmen - were so beautiful, ...they expressed unconscious beauty because they were made in such numbers that the craftsman had been liberated from his ego." prologue, The Hare With the Amber Eyes, Edmund DeWaal