Watermelons and Zen students
grow pretty much the same way.
Long periods of sitting
till they ripen and grow
all juicy inside, but
when you knock them on the head·
to see if they're ready—
sounds like nothing's going on.
- Peter Levitt, from Essential Zen
One of my favourite quotations, and a very importand point.
But what is the sound of nothing going on?
May the force be with you