the last few twigs

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  • Taigu
    Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
    • Aug 2008
    • 2710

    the last few twigs

    Turn around the light to shine within, then just return.
    The vast inconceivable source can?t be faced or turned away from.
    Meet the ancestral teachers, be familiar with their instructions,
    Bind grasses to build a hut, and don?t give up.
    Let go of hundreds of years and relax completely.
    Open your hands and walk, innocent.
    Thousands of words, myriad interpretations,
    Are only to free you from obstructions.
    If you want to know the undying person in the hut,
    Don?t separate from this skin bag here and now.
  • Kent
    • Feb 2008
    • 193

    Re: the last few twigs

    Gassho, Sensei Taigu.



    • T.L.Wolf
      • Mar 2009
      • 17

      Re: the last few twigs



      • Tobiishi
        • Jan 2009
        • 461

        Re: the last few twigs

        every word says the same thing
        dropping from my tongue
        and silent wafting away in couplets
        and myriad stanzas of smoke from
        the smoldering years,
        when I didn't know who I was.

        now I just wait for wisdom
        percolating through the rock of my skull
        from the leaking jug on my head...
        when I could have just taken a drink!

        the beginningless story belongs to everyone.

        Its a long walk back to the market,
        so I must be going. Thank you.

        gassho and three deep bows, Taigu...
        It occurs to me that my attachment to this body is entirely arbitrary. All the evidence is subjective.


        • Shohei
          • Oct 2007
          • 2854

          Re: the last few twigs

          Yeah i sat down for a breather and the grasses dried up I need to go right back to gathering the material.

          Thousands of words, myriad interpretations,
          Are only to free you from obstructions.
          THIS(and this and this) i need to heed.

          Thank you very much Taigu

          Gassho Shohei