Tuesday, June 5, 2012


This is another of my poem titled "Friendlessness" to reflect my understanding of Dogen's teachings. It also reflects my acceptance of what I think is my karma in this life. I just have to accept it and do the best in that situation. But people will not understand such verses unless they themselves have studied Dogen's texts. It really is deep.   

The Heart Sutra says,
"Form is emptiness; Emptiness is form"
But Dogen Zenji says,
“Form is form; Emptiness is emptiness.”
Which position is correct?
“Hundred blades of grass,
Ten thousand things.”
Everything performing its own function.
Fishes swim, birds fly.
What is my function?
What is your function?
Not my business,
But you should know.
Namo Amitabha.

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