The cause arises from a haze.
When things gather, emptiness is existence.
The cause disappears into mist.
When things are gone, existence is emptiness.
From the hollow of the root, lotus flowers grow.
The flowers bloom and wither; the lotus seed pod forms.
The hollow inside of the bamboo produces the nodes.
The stalk is pure, the nodes are lofty, and the style is noble.
The universe is empty, yet it contains the myriad things.
Clouds form and stars gather around the black hole.＊
With the mind emptied the Buddha-nature manifests.
Samadhi, deep Dhyana, pure and clean.
When emptiness reaches the utmost point, adversity is followed by felicity.
Eternally, emptiness is just emptiness.
Black hole: the last stage of a star, which is characterized by such high density
that no light is emitted.