Even if you consume as many booksby Ryokan
English version by John Stevens
Original Language Japanese
Even if you consume as many books
As the sands of the Ganges
It is not as good as really catching
One verse of Zen.
If you want the secret of Buddhism,
Here it is: Everything is in the Heart!
|-- from Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan, Translated by John Stevens|