Justice Many Armed Robe
Citation from Dogen Zenji's SANSUI-KYO 山水經
The Spiritual Discourses of the Mountains and the Water
Shasta Abbey, trans. by Hubert Nearman
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"THE MONK Dokai of Mount Daiyo, in instructing his assembly, said,  

“The verdant mountains are constantly moving on, and the Stone Maiden,
in the dark of night, gives birth to Her Child.”

The mountains are never lacking in the spiritual merits with which
they are undoubtedly endowed. This is why they constantly reside
at ease and are constantly moving on. By all means, you must
examine in great detail the spiritual merits of their moving on. [...]

The statement "The Stone Maiden, in the dark of night, gives birth
to Her Child" refers to the time when the Stone Maiden gives birth
to Her Child as ‘in the dark of night.’ [...]

One needs to understand the principle of Her ‘giving birth to a Child.’
At the time of Her giving birth to the Child, are Parent and Child
made separate? You must devote yourself to exploring through your
training not only that ‘the Child becoming the Parent’ is the full
manifestation of ‘giving birth to the Child,' but also that ‘the time
when the Parent becomes the Child’ is the full manifestation of
‘giving birth to the Child’. You must thoroughly penetrate what
is being said here.
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