i imagine that Yes is the only living thing.
She wrenched from her brow a diamond and eyed it with contempt, took from her pocket a sausage and contemplated it with respect and affection.
Peg Woffington, Charles Reade
Everything is a spark of that eternal radiance. Why flee from the world in order to find it when you yourself are already on fire?
Here's a pigeon so finely roasted, it cries, Come, eat me!
Polite Conversation, Jonathan Swift
When the stains from old habits are exhausted, the original light appears, blazing through your skull, not admitting any other matters. Vast and spacious, like the sky and water merging during autumn, like snow and moon having the same color, this field is without boundary, beyond direction, magnificently one entity without edge or seam. Further, when you turn within and drop off everything completely, realization occurs.
Zen Master Hongzhi