Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Shobogenzo Ch20 - Kokyo: Haiku and a Gatha

Eternal mirror —
The caul of our birth replaced
By separation.

The great round mirror
Neither wisdom or reason —
Virtue of buddhas.

The mirror shattered —
Somersaulting, then landing
In the clear-clear state.

At each sound of the bell
Self appears, walking the concrete,
Each step a clear note —
Unobstructed and traceless.

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