Sunday, 24 February 2013
Zen East and West
Under the trees, among the rocks , a thatched hut :
verses and sacred commentaries live there together
I'll burn the books I carry in my bag,
but how can I forget the verses written in my gut ?
Watermelons and Zen students
grow pretty much the same way.
Long periods of sitting
till they ripen and grow
when you knock them on the head
to see if they are ready -
sounds like nothing is going on.
During dinner one night at a San Francisco Zen Centre someone asked ,
" How do you cook enlightenment ? "
A young woman said . " Over easy ".