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Zen Poems by Peter Harris
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Aug 14, 13

bookshelves: japan, poetry, buddhism, anthology, translation, zen
Read from July 12 to August 11, 2013, read count: 1

Some favorite lines from second reading:

"I've reached the point of doing away with happiness and sadness--
A white board door swinging to and fro in the breeze."
--Gido Shushin

"Surely there are
worlds where one can live free
of this yearning."
--Shinkei

"To enjoy life's immensity, you do not need many things."
--Ryokan
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message 1: by Lynne (new) - added it

Lynne King Sounds interesting William.


William1 Its full of little dharmic pearls, like:

"Once the mind stops striving the world loses importance,
Once the heart is content it does not swerve from the truth."

Xie Lingyun 8th c CE


message 3: by Lynne (new) - added it

Lynne King I need some pearls...


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