The sun is used as a metaphor for our primordially awake nature – our basic goodness.
Nobody has to go up there and stoke the sun. They’re not shoveling coals into the sun, and they don’t have to plug it in at night to recharge.
Similarly, our basic goodness does not have to be recharged, conjured up, concocted, or created. It has a self-sustaining quality – like the sun.
But also like the sun, on a cloudy day, sometimes you can’t see it, you don’t recognize it, maybe even doubt that it was ever there in the first place.
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