How many people stay in a worrying dream?
The great one's original home is everywhere.
One KATZ! sound breaks the whole world.
Plum flowers fly in the snow.
By Master Hahn Yong Un
From the Whole World Is A Single Flower
(Response to a letter. From the book Dropping Ashes on the Buddha)
Thank you for your letter. How are you?
You said in your letter that you have read many books about Zen. Thatâ€™s good, but if you are thinking, you canâ€™t understand Zen. Anything that can be written, anything that can be said â€“ all this is thinking. If you are thinking, all Zen books, all Buddhist sutras, and all Bibles are demonsâ€™ words. But if you read with a mind that has cut off all thinking, then Zen books, sutras, and Bibles are all the truth. So is the barking of a dog or the crowing of a rooster. All things are teaching you at ...
Mountain is mountain, water is water,
Mountain is blue, water is flowing.
East, West, South, North.
Circling around, around and around this globe for thirty years.
Running, running, and running, not resting even for a day,
In order to show correct Way, correct Truth, and correct Life.
This empty world becomes substance world,
Substance world becomes truth world.
Truth world changes into function world.
World after world, life after life, only following the Bodhisattva path.
To attain that, could not even rest one minute, not even one second.
White faces, black faces, yellow faces.
Numberless eyes all become one.
Holding both hands with ...
The Buddha and eminent teachers originally don't understand.
I also don't understand.
Only spring comes and peach flowers turn pink.
Clear wind blowing from the mountain.
(Poem byÂ Zen Master Yong Sahn)