Ice Crystal
DOGEN ZENJI'S WAKASHU 道元禅師和歌集 (more waka with sounds)
(Dogen Zenji's Waka Collection: GROUP 4: Doctrinal Poems)
Selections from The Zen Poetry of Dogen, trans. by Steven Heine
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Seeking the Way
Amid the deepest mountain paths,
The retreat I find
None other than
My primordial home: Satori!
In spring, the cherry blossoms,
In summer, the cuckoo's song;
In autumn, the moon shining;
In winter, the frozen snow:
How pure and clear are the seasons!
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(Zen Master) DOGEN ZENJI'S (道元禅師)
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