Ornamental Grass
Grass Acorns Rock and Grass Dew and Grass
from Moon in a Dewdrop, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi
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 THE WAY the self arrays itself is the form of the entire world. See each thing in this entire world as a moment in time.

Things do not hinder one another, just as moments do not hinder one another. The way-seeking moment arises in this mind. It is the same
with practice and with attaining the way.

Thus the self setting itself out in array sees itself. This is the understanding that the self is time. [...]
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 Know that in this way there are myriads of forms and hundreds of grasses throughout the entire earth, and yet each grass and each form itself is the entire earth. The study of this is the beginning of practice.

When you are at this place, there is just one grass, there is just one form; there is understanding of form and no understanding of form; there is understanding of grass and no understanding of grass. Since there is nothing but just this moment, the time-being is all the time there is. Grass-being, form-being are both time.

 Each moment is all being, is the entire world. Reflect now whether any being or any world is left out of the present moment.
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