One time when Zen master Seung Sahn asked his student a question, the student answered, “One.” Seung Sahn said to the student, “Where does this ‘One’ return to?” Even the One has to return somewhere. The student replied, “I don’t know.” Seung Sahn smiled at her and said, “Only don’t know—wonderful!”
6A man named John was sent from God. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light. 8He himself wasn't the light, but his mission was to testify concerning the light. 9The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world. 10The light was in the world, and the world came into being through the light, but the world didn't recognize the light. 11The light came to his own people, and his own people didn't welcome him. 12But those who did welcome him, those who believed in his name, he authorized to become God's children,
13born not from blood from human desire or passion, but born from God. 14The Word became flesh and made his home among us.
Common English Bible (2011-06-15). CEB Common English Bible (Kindle Locations 49991-50002). Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition. Locations 49979-49990). Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.
Seems this past year I have spent a lot of time trying to integrate much of Buddhist thought with Christian theology.
Reading this past week from No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen, I came across this "wordless proclamation". Then I started thinking about this word becoming flesh thing. Then I started thinking about realizing and actualizing. Then I started thinking about the "I am the way, the truth and the life", then I started thinking about mind and body and embodiment.
None of this probably makes any sense to anyone but me right now but I had to write it out.