How so?

I wrote:

Sometimes that activity of support for the fluid ball feels like this:

The empty hand grasps the hoe-handle
Walking along, I ride the ox
The ox crosses the wooden bridge
The bridge is flowing, the water is still

A friend of mine asked me, “How so?”; I wrote the following in a late-night response:

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The Backward Step of Turning the Light

Therefore, …take the backward step of turning the light and shining it back.

(Eihei Dogen, “Fukan zazengi” Tenpuku version, trans. Carl Bielefeldt, “Dogen’s Manuals of Zen Meditation”, pg 176)

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