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The Zen Works of Stonehouse: Poems and Talks of a 14th-Century Chinese Hermit

The water is waves
the cliff is rocks
to know perfect union
this is the goal.

The Zen master and mountain hermit Stonehouse (石屋, Shih-wu) is considered one of the greatest Buddhist poets of China. 806 more words

Daughters of Emptiness: Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns

To dwell in noble solitude has been the goal of a lifetime,

So from now on I will live my life here on this mountain. 1,601 more words

Be Kind

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
you’ve met before
or shall meet again.

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
to somebody
even this body.

Be kind.

Everyone… 17 more words

Poetry

This is a Slave World

This is
a slave
world.

Everyone
is a
slave.

Especially
the
masters.

Lured
by
desire.

Driven
by
fear.

Bound by duty
attachment
and desire.

Duty… 30 more words

Poetry

There is no sameness

Each day brings sunrise;

Each one a unique display –

There is no sameness.

Poetry

Keeping the silence

Playful breeze floats:Gently stirring the waters –

Keeping the silence.

Poetry

Uncomfortable bed 

Uncomfortable bed;In the same place for lifetimes –

Time to awaken.

Poetry