You know the Zen question, "The Bodhisattva of Great Mercy [Avalokitesvara, or Kannon] has a thousand hands and a thousand eyes; which is the true eye?" I could not understand this for a long time. But the other day, when I looked at the pine trees bending before the cold blasts from the mountain, I suddenly realized the meaning. You see, all the boughs, branches, twigs, and leaves simultaneously bend to the wind with tremendous vigor.
Source: Two Zen Classics, Translated by Katsuki Sekida, Case 37, Joshu's Oak Tree
Contributed by: Zaady