Saturday, September 17, 2011

Moment of Zen

Though I think not
To think about it,
I do think about it
And shed tears
Thinking about it.

Ryōkan Taigu (良寛大愚)

Ryōkan Taigu (良寛大愚) (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Sōtō Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit. Ryōkan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life.


queer heaven said...

So beautiful!!

silvereagle said...

Something to read over and find deeper meanings than are brought about by a first reading.

JoeBlow said...

Thanks, QH.

I agree, silvereagle.