In the eternity of meditation


The fleetingness of moment

In the stillness

Find vanity

In the emptiness

Find joyous mind-song

In the lasting peace

Identify noise

None but the falling water –

Do-gen’s image

Carried away

Breaks on the precipice


Into ten thousand mirrors

Each a rainbow

Reflecting on the world

Solitude amongst mountains


Do-gen is attributed with bringing Buddhism to Japan. Abandoning society, it is said that a stream carried away his reflection.


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