"Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood."
~ Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk
"When we return to the root, we gain the meaning; When we pursue the external objects, we lose the purpose. The moment we are enlightened within, We go beyond the voidness of a world confronting us." — Translation from The Hsin-hsin Ming
Calmness: As professionals, we value a relaxed demeanor. We believe that the growth of wisdom can be accurately gauged by the decline of ill-temper. “Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness” - Nietzsche