Wednesday, May 09, 2007

fluffy dog

Kyoto, this morning...

a little fluffy dog on the wet stone


for Jizo

Kyoto, ce matin...

petit chien en peluche

laissé sur la pierre trempée

pour Jizo


Blogger Michael said...

Hi Pierre,

Sometimes I feel like that fluffy dog. :)

8:05 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

I think we all do Michael, the poem is the poem, it is what I saw, what I am, just like you, like anybody sometimes. It is very touching to see children offering fluffy toys to Jizo, I also like to think that Jizo is an offering left in front of fluffy toys.
Thank you for your kindness and your own beautiful way that, unlike mine, doesn't preach or scold.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Mike Cross said...

I think that a person who hasn't got the same state as Master Dogen should never fall into the abyss by pretending to be like Master Dogen through preaching and scolding.

But a person who has got the same state as Master Dogen might inevitably preach and scold as vigorously as Master Dogen preached and scolded.

So preaching and scolding, or not, is neither here nor there.

The very difficult problem is: same state as Master Dogen, or not?

If the same, we might have a voice with which to preach and scold. If not the same, we should not pretend. If we don't know, same or not, then what shall we do?

11:18 PM  

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