Page 301. " I do my best to follow this with the opening Quatrain of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. "
Jewel embedded edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
Public DomainJewel embedded edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Sangorski and Sutcliffe

 

Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night

Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight

And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught

The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.

 

Page 320. " When the Zen monk Joshu was asked whether a dog had a Buddha nature he said 'Mu,' meaning that if he answered either way he was answering incorrectly. "

Joshu was a ninth-century Zen monk, also known as Chao-chou Ts'ung-shen.

Renowned for his pithy sayings, he became a famous teacher due to the very simple way he spoke. His students said that his lips 'emitted light', meaning that the insight was immediate.