Long have I courted you,
While you sought to seduce me. … More The Courtship of Mistress Death
Seek not to be a poet,
but to be poetry.
Not to write poetry,
but to live poetry. … More Poetry
Does the mountain grow tired of the sky?
So why would I?
Why would I? … More Does the mountain grow tired of the sky? So why would I?
The Movement of Life, the trajectory, the journey of the Human Being I. Condensation II. Innocence III. Fall IV. Identity V. Quest VI. Crucifixion VII. Second Birth VOID I. Condensation Forget Begin Enter Wake ………… Breathe……… ………. Observe Wonder Taste Touch Feel Hear See Become Play Eat Drink Sleep II. Innocence Identify Obey … More The Movement of Life
One evening Ryōkan returned back his simple little hut at the base of the mountain after a walk through the woods to find that his home had been forcibly broken into and his only possessions stolen. His calligraphy pen, begging bowl, and one blanket he used to sleep with were all stolen. Ryōkan sat down … More Forgetting the Moon: The Poetry of Ryōkan
No one spoke. The host, The guest, Nor the white chrysanthemum. — Oshima Ryota (1718-1787)
On the difference between fact & Truth.
That which is transient, pertaining to form is a fact.
That which is eternally true, that which is representative of reality – is Truth … More Fact & Truth: The Fundemental Difference