One with This

While sitting in meditation, and just after having said aloud for the benefit of his disciples, “No suppressing arrival, no following departure,” [Zen Master] Daibai heard a weasel shriek, the “this” of the following poem. It is said that on reciting the poem, he indeed breathed his last.

I am one with this, this only.
You, my disciples,
Uphold it firmly.
Now I can breathe my last. DAIBAI

As you read these words, you may hear a car passing or people talking. Be one with this. At this moment, there is no other. There is no next. ~Josh Baran