Even as a child I was reasonably certain that the moon wasn’t made of green cheese as some of my friends said, because even if it was cheese, I was sure it would be either Roquefort or Gorgonzola.
No one had been to the moon back then, nothing had marred its surface, so we took the scientists on faith that it was something other than cheese.
Now looking back we must consider our naivete, for it was scientists in the employ of companies who assured us that tobacco might actually be good for us, although we never saw them smoking come to think of it now.
If you fall, 20,000 arms will lift you up, when you sit 10,000 join the Sangha. If you walk barefoot in the snow I will put socks on my feet for you. If you hunger, I will give you an empty bowl and this will be our shared dharma.
A reflection on Case 47 of the Shobogenzo (Dogen’s True Dharma Eye)