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Withered Trees

January 8, 2016

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Great Master Jisai of Tōsuzan in Jōshū, the story goes, is asked by a monk,

Among withered trees does the moaning of dragons exist or not?

The master says,

I say that inside of skulls exists the lion’s roar.

Dogen – Shōbōgenzō [Chapter Sixty-five]

Image and creation by Rosa Bellino, used with her permission.

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