Friday, September 12, 2008

one sitting, the whole world

Kumo atte bozan senshu no tai
Tori naite shunjyu senshu no koe
Clouds gather and the twilight mountain shows 1000 kinds of figures.
If a bird twitters, spring trees will play 100 kinds of sound.


Blogger Harry said...

Hi Pierre,

Can you say who created these scrolls?



3:51 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Hi Harry

The former head abbot of Obaku school.

But nither your question nor the above answer are relevant.
You, Harry, painted these scrolls



12:57 AM  
Blogger Harry said...

No, Pierre, I didn't.



3:17 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

then, Harry, you ae a wonderful artist... and you don t know and it is true you don t need to know...

Meanwhile, gassho ( in which direction do you do gassho?)


6:31 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

it is incredible how clouded eyed Buddhas do not see the wonder for what it is, just a mere clouded beautiful dream of theirs...Harry, you are one of them, so much to unlearn....

7:00 AM  
Blogger Harry said...


As form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

The scrolls were certainly painted, but Harry did not perform that *action*.

Please do not feel that you have to worry about my learning, or lack of, on my behalf. I'm sure you have you're own practice to attend to.



7:09 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Harry, when a snail like creature leaves traces on a stupid monk s blog wondering where these black dots come from, the stupid head has the gentleness to remind the Buddha hidden within you that it comes from the very eyes of the crawling thing. Unlearn arrogance. A good start for all of us.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Harry said...

Dear Pierre,

There is no Buddha 'in me' other than that which is realized by my meagre, imperfect practice.

I have only committed to learning what is real, not to unlearning what I and/or others perceive wrongly to be unreal.

Regards & thanks for the info regarding the human being who really did paint the calligraphy,

Harry (stupid non-monk).

8:05 AM  

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