“In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.”
To me this quote has contradictory imagery, but carries an important message nonetheless. It mentions how much light, or wisdom and enlightenment, can be found or reflected in a still and clear mind. This tells us to calm our thoughts to a pond of still water.
Each of our thoughts are droplets that are rippling on the surface of the ponds that are our minds. Every emotion is a wave moving across. We can quiesce these ripples and waves by clearing our minds and keeping still our thoughts. There is much wisdom to be found in doing so.