Archive | Koans/Poems


The Ultimate

All objects point to the Ultimate,  and a real work of art actively brings whoever  sees or hears it  to his real nature, which is beauty.  The difference between an ordinary object and a work of art is    that the object is passive in its pointing towards the Ultimate  whereas the work of art is active. […]

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Lost in Dream

I never saw the heart beating in my chest the Love that was the melody to my life The life that I overlooked searching too far searching in the future for the Present I alway miss Here before me Me! This Being that beats in my heart this song that moves my fingers writing a song […]

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When the Light Reflects on Itself – The world is created – A Wonderful reflection Of Itself into form – A form-less marriage Of Light and shadows. The Light Never changes True to Itself – Its projections Ever changing, flickering On the still canvass That embraces everything That Lights everything Lost in the dream You  walk […]

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Nothing to Understand

There’s nothing to understand. Do you understand a caress or a flower? I’m just. If you try to understand your mind as if it was a puzzle to solve, or try to understand which direction your life is going to be able to direct it to the best you are wasting energy and breath. Life […]

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A Work of HeArt

  I would like my work to be the poetry of silence.   Each work, whatever form it takes, is a ‘trace’ of a journey within,  of an inner alchemy, a quest for identity,  a drawing, a calligraphy,  that reveals who we are at that particular moment,  like a mark on the canvas called life.  […]

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When Spring Returns

When spring returns to the earth, the myriad things are born. Smashing empty space to pieces, one is free and at ease. One will never again become attached to self or others. Although the Dharma Realm is vast, one can encompass it all. *** Venerable Master Hsuan Hua *** Image and Creation by Rosa […]

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Flower’s Song, Dogen

Haru kaze ni Waga koto no ha no Chirinuru o Hana no uta to ya Hito no nagamen. **** Will their gaze fall upon The petals of words I utter, Shaken loose and blown free by the spring breeze, As if only the notes Of a flower’s song? **** The Zen Poetry of DOGEN Verses from […]

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Butterfly and Flower

Without a thought, the flower invites the butterfly. Without a thought, the butterfly visits the flower. When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes.   When the butterfly arrives, the flower blooms. I do not know others; others do not know me. Not knowing each other, we act in accord with the Goddess of Spring. —Ryokan […]

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Infinite, Eternal

The Tao is infinite, eternal. Why is it eternal? It was never born; thus it can never die. Why is it infinite? It has no desires for itself; thus it is present for all beings.   The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why […]

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