The moon is the classic object to illustrate the discrepancy between truth, possibilities and the ultimate reality. From Buddhist masters to the moon landing visions. There’s more than a finger pointing to the moon.
Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger. – Huineng
When the wise man points at the moon, the fool looks at the finger. – English proverb
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. – Revelation 21:23
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. – John F. Kennedy, Address at Rice University, September 12 1962.