Ryōkan: hide and go seeking

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  • Kokuu
    Treeleaf Priest
    • Nov 2012
    • 6737

    Ryōkan: hide and go seeking

    A nice little talk on the great fool himself by Eido Frances Carney who has just written a new book on Ryōkan:

    Episode Descripton: In this talk Roshi Eido shares a number of passages from her recently released book Kakurenbo: Or the Whereabouts of Zen Priest Ryokan. She opens with a delightful story of Ryokan…


    The book sounds well worth a read too.

    My hut lies in the middle of a dense forest;
    Every year the green ivy grows longer.
    No news of the affairs of men,
    Only the occasional song of a woodcutter.
    The sun shines and I mend my robe;
    When the moon comes out I read Buddhist poems.
    I have nothing to report my friends.
    If you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after
    so many things.



    Gassho
    Andy
  • Myosha
    Member
    • Mar 2013
    • 2974

    #2
    Thank you.


    Gassho,
    Edward
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    • MyoHo
      Member
      • Feb 2013
      • 632

      #3
      Great find bro! it´s going on my Ipod right now! Thanks!

      Gassho

      E.
      Mu

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      • Mp

        #4
        Nice one ... thanks Andy.

        Gassho
        Shingen

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        • Jinyo
          Member
          • Jan 2012
          • 1957

          #5
          Ryokan always cuts to the chase and goes straight to the heart

          Thank you Andy,

          Gassho

          Willow

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          • Mp

            #6
            This is a wonderful book on the life and poetry of Ryokan. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...ove-great-wind

            Gassho
            Shingen

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            • Kyonin
              Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
              • Oct 2010
              • 6739

              #7
              Thank you.

              Yes, Ryokan always hits home.

              Gassho,

              Kyonin
              Hondō Kyōnin
              奔道 協忍

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