Original Mind

Studying texts and stiff meditation
can make you lose your Original Mind.
A solitary tune by a fisherman, though,
can be an invaluable treasure.
Dusk rain on the river,
the moon peeking in and out of the clouds;

Elegant beyond words,
he chants his songs night after night.

~ Ikkyu ~

The Fisherman
The Fisherman

from Tao & Zen

Note: I titled the photo for this post

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