Posted inArt and Poems, Dogen, Other Teachings

Transmitting to the East

October 21, 2017

Transmitting to the east the way the ancestors brought from the west,

My daily activities illuminated by the moon and shadowed by the clouds,

Because I revere the ancient way of the patriarchs,

The secular dust of worldly customs does not reach

Where I remain secluded in my grass-thatched hut,

On a snowy evening deep in the mountain recesses.

~ Dogen


Text from The Zen Poetry of Dogen by Steven Heine
Image: Full Moon by alsen CCo Public Domain
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