Saturday, September 09, 2006

One With It

Long seeking it through others,
I was far from reaching it.
Now I go by myself;
I meet it everywhere.
It is just I myself,
And I am not itself.
Understanding this way,
I can be as I am.

Ch'an master Tung-shan Ling-chia
(洞山良价 Tősan Ryőkai, 807-869) (Two Zen Classics 267)


At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Not a follower but a solitary pilgrim. A traveler, undistracted, able at last to detatch from the busyness and chaos of the group. To form his own opinions, develop his own thoughts, and listen, and see, and be aware.


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