Tuesday, September 16, 2008

who is moving the brush?

For Buddha Harry

Only ignorant non monks may say: Sawaki is moving the brush.
No brush, no Sawaki. Just the endless activity of suchness.
As your eyes meets the kakejiku, it comes to life and light.
As your eyes meet the paper, they move the original brush.
You sit and everything sits with you.
What is real? We haven't the faintest idea. In "no idea" is reality.
No big deal. No monk or non monk.
What is the religion of trees? the prayer of twigs? 
Water jumps in frogs, stone women make love at dawn,
your eye, Shobogenzo, turns the whole universe  like a flower.


Blogger Harry said...


And so I affirm your thesis, I affirm the existence of my ignorance relative to buddhahood, I affirm the existence of Harry relative to Pierre, and the brush relative to the action all as instances of prajna by stating confidently:

"Sawaki is moving the brush".


Harry (non-Buddha).

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