"What we mean by the sutras is the entire universe itself.
There is is no time nor space which is not the sutras.
. . . For this reason, the long and short,
the square and round, the blue and yellow, the red and white—
marshalling solemnly in the ten directions of the universe—
are undeniably the sutras' words and letters and faces.
They are the instruments of the Great Way
and the scriptures for a Buddhist."
Dogen (S, "Bukkyo")
The Long And Short © 2010 acrylic on canvas 48" x 48 "