When we sit in zazen, it is priceless any time. I have been working in my newer vegetable patch. When I visited the older patch on the other side of the yard, I saw a lot of maple seedlings growing. I found them growing on unsprouted and unthriving ridges, but not on already sprouted and grown vegetable ones. They were easily uprooted. I also found and enjoyed some strawberries ripened red.
When we sowed the aspiration seed for our practice, sprout and settle in the growing green of the triple learning all over the practice patch, the weed of the triple poison and the triple malady cannot get rooted and grow there. The weeds are easily uprooted, even when seeding and sprouting. We can also find the triple treasure and enjoy amrita in unconditioned peace and unsurpassed awakening.