The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Writing a Chant Poem on Fu Guo Dreaming of the Ocean

Poems express a person's feelings
And this can cause both profit and loss.
A teacher uses allegory to convey meaning.
And a metaphor makes it easier to speak his truth.
So this moldy old man uses pen and ink for his expressions.

All my life I've been foolish and dull.
Sometimes I've looked at something and I think it's so wonderful.
And then I realize I was pointing out a fact.
That was as obvious as the moon.

Hsu Yun (1839-1959)

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