Friday, May 27, 2011

Fusho (Unborn) Zen

Chasing after words, pursuing phrases,
when will you ever be done?
You run yourself ragged amassing knowledge,
becoming widely informed
Self-nature is empty and illuminating,
so let things take care of themselves
There's nothing else I have to pass on.

-Bankei Kotaku (1622-1693) (tr. by Peter Haskell, from Bankei Zen)

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