Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Frog's Reflection of the Truth

Do not seek the truth from others;
Further and further he will retreat from you.
Alone I now go,
And I will come across him wherever I look.
He is no other than myself,
And yet I am not he.
When this is understood,
I am face to face with Tahata (suchness).

Tung-shan 9th century China

The still pond, ah!
A frog jumps in:
The water sound!

Basho 17th century Japan

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