“The moonlight of the mind envelops everything” (The Blue Cliff Record, Hekiganroku 90)
Calligraphy by Inzan I’en (1754-1817).
The circle (enso) is the symbolic representation of the absolute truth, the ultimate reality that cannot be expressed in words. It has no beginning or end and is the origin of peace and happiness.
Inzan compares the enso to the circle of the moon that shines bright in the night sky. His light illuminates all beings with its incomparable radiance. The light of this moon is none other than the nature of Buddha, being one who has always lived within us.