Saturday, May 9, 2009

Poem by Dogen Zenji

Gaining enlightenment is like
The moon reflected on the water.
The moon doesn't get wet;
The water isn't broken.

Although its light is broad and great,
The moon is reflected even
In a puddle an inch wide.

The whole moon and the whole sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.


Thanks to Jon Shelness of the www.dmzencenter.org for this poem by Dogen Zenji (1200-1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen in Japan.

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