That's what was said during Poetry, Tea, and Literature this afternoon.
'Your arrows do not carry, observed the Master, "because they do not reach far enough spiritually. You must act as if the goal were infinitely far off. For master archers it is in fact common experience that a good archer can shoot further with a medium-strong bow than an unspiritual archer can with the strongest. It does not depend on the bow, but on the presence of mind, on the vitality and awareness with which you shoot...."We either spoke of or read Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, David Whyte, Liam Rector, Ann Lauterbach, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Hafiz.
(-- Eugen Herrigel, in Zen and the Art of Archery)
The word "this" came up often.
There is nothing beyond this.
One Zen Master held the definition that "Truth" (was and) "is just like this."
What is this?
This is now the conversation.