Why Bodhidharma Went to Howard Johnson's

by Jane Hirshfield


Original Language English

"Where is your home," the interviewer asked him.

Here.

"No, no," the interviewer said, thinking it a problem of translation,
"when you are where you actually live."

Now it was his turn to think, perhaps the translation?

-- from The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry, Edited by Andrew Schelling

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