A Buddhist Journal

September 19, 2006

Poem supplementing to a given painting –


【李颀秀才善画山, 以两轴见寄, 仍有诗, 次韵答之】


Poem supplement to a giving painting:   

It naturally be familiar with my life experience, which
always motivate me to paint it whenever approaching to the fishing boat.  

My humble poetry is shamed (hard) to show-off to you.   It seems to me that the nearby clouds and streams suggest my early departure.    

My grey hair reminds me the surprisingly fast arrival of Fall this year.   

My early worry for the green mountain be refreshed soon by the seasonal change.    

I would better heading back north home now without staring at it further.     

A good wine is already stuffed in my traveling tote bag.      ——- Chinese ancient poem by Su Shi ——-    


A Zen Life of Dogen – 道元禅師法語 -2






A Zen Life     

Once upon a time
There often comes my guests,  
Chatted while tea keeps cooking,
Mind is inspired by the new born bamboo which helps eliminating the old habits.  

Life is easy and care-free,
The bowl is cleansed for sipping the fountain water,
Tasty flavor lasts thus could joyfully dance around and play with falling flowers.    

——–Japanese Zen Master Dogen ———–      


Zen master Dogen (1200 – 1253) went to
China and was practiced under another famouse    
Chinese Zen mater Ru-Jing. Dogen get enlightened at his 26 years old (1225)
with total spiritual liberation. Thereafter he went to
Japan and started his Zen school and built    
up his Buddhist Zen Temples.      

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