Great Master Jisai of Tōsuzan in Jōshū, the story goes, is asked by a monk,
Among withered trees does the moaning of dragons exist or not?
The master says,
I say that inside of skulls exists the lion’s roar.
Dogen – Shōbōgenzō [Chapter Sixty-five]
Image and creation by Rosa Bellino, used with her permission.