Contain all colours

[There is] a phrase in the Book of Equanimity: “A woven brocade contains all colors”

Birth, old age, illness and death, as well as happiness and misfortune, gain and loss, love and hate – all of these are important tools for weaving the brocade of human life. A brocade cannot be woven with the single color of happiness. Given time, place and occasion, everything “contains all colors”. It is in this way that the Pure Land, the Other Shore, is made manifest.

Shundo Aoyama, Zen Seeds

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