The Night of Error

“The whole world dies and is born in a long night of error and darkness. The gate of sentiment is closed tight, the lock of consciousness is hard to open. those who can shatter them with a blow, those who can throw back their shoulders and advance alone, cannot easily succeed unless they are bold and brave and possessed of world-transcending capacities.”

(Hānshān Déqīng,  1546–1623 – stupa inscription for Master Zǐbó Zhēnkě written in 1616.)