the basis of the universe is stillness


The true basis
of the universe is stillness,
its real condition, for out of it comes
all activity. The ocean, when the wind ceases,
is calm again, as are the trees and grasses.
These things return to stillness,
their natural way.

And this is the
principle of meditation.
There is night, there is day,
when the sun sets there is a hush,
and then the dead of night,
when all is still. This
is the meditation
of nature.

Rosen Takashina