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Saturday, 16 April 2011

No Ideas But In Things

Nothing is hidden;
It has always been clear as day.

For divine wisdom: look at the old pine tree;
For eternal truth: listen to the birds sing.

Seeking the mind: there is no place to look;
Can you see the footprints of flying birds?

Above, not a single tile to shelter under;
Below, not a morsel of ground for support.

From the Zenrin, a classic collection of Buddhist wisdom, and quoted in DAVID BRAZIER's The Feeling Buddha.


ksam said...


Tramp said...

A call to head off for a walk if ever I heard one. Lady ... !

KleinsteMotte said...

You are so creative :) I only wish it were easier for me to read. Your font colour and my lack of vision make it a challenge. Macular degeneration.