zen flavor

visions of grandeur are vain,
the truth we search for is to be found
in the simple things before our eyes…

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The night is clear,
The moon shines calmly,
The wind in the pines
Is like a lyre’s song.
With no I and no other
Who hears the sound?

Zoso Royo

katsu!

The truth is never taken
From another.
One carries it always
By oneself…

Tetto Giko

death poem

A tune of non-being
Filling the void:
Spring sun
Snow whiteness
Bright clouds
Clear wind.

Daido Ichi’i

zen

Oh young folk —
if you fear death,
die now!
Having died once
you won’t die again.

Hakuin Ekaku