Way of Zen 220 k)
Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and waters are not waters. But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest. For it’s just that I see mountains once again as mountains, and waters once again as waters. 13
13 Ch’uan Teng Lu, 22. (The Way of Zen
The spiritual path certainly is not linear, it is a much convoluted journey. To rest in true understanding without the need to continue to search is indeed a blessing. It is true that it is the journey that is important not the destination.