11th October

Unfettered at last, a traveling monk, I pass the old Zen barrier. Mine is a traceless stream and cloud life. Of these mountains, which shall be my home? Manan

Unfettered at last, a traveling monk, I pass the old Zen barrier. Mine is a traceless stream and cloud life. Of these mountains, which shall be my home? Manan

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7 Responses to “11th October”

  1. joggle Says:

    by Ryokan
    (1758 – 1831) Timeline
    English version by
    John Stevens

    Original Language
    Japanese

    Buddhist : Zen / Chan
    18th Century

    This world
    A fading
    Mountain echo
    Void and
    Unreal

    Within
    A light snow
    Three Thousand Realms
    Within those realms
    Light snow falls

    As the snow
    Engulfs my hut
    At dusk
    My heart, too
    Is completely consumed

  2. joggle Says:

    Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi

    Be melting snow.
    Wash yourself of yourself.

  3. Marie Says:

    in the East, they still preserve the once universal concept: that wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”
    Bruce Chatwin – “The Songlines”

  4. Susan Says:

    Me too

  5. Amdo K.Tsering Says:

    Lha-gya-Lo!

    Crystal mountains
    Show me the way
    Help me to find the light
    In this, the journey of my life


    By Amdo. K. Tsering

  6. jacqui Says:

    this is an extraordinary photo, it almost doesn’t look real but it is, looking toward Minyak Konka through the monastery windows in the early evening

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