We have now beautiful bright stars in the crisp cool sky and dense dew on green grass. Rita, law, came from ritu, season – regular cycles of spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Cicadas live only a week in hot summer and trees live ten thousand years throughout all seasons. Buddhas live eternal truth and peace, seeing stars and stepping on frost.
They are awakened by distant stars and are advancing on close frost. Their unsurpassed awakening in unconditioned peace proceeds step by step through many stars and frost.