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.

3 comments:

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.