Long seeking it through others

by Tung-Shan (Tozan)

English version by Katsuki Sekida
Original Language Chinese

Long seeking it through others,
I was far from reaching it.
Now I go by myself;
I meet it everywhere.
It is just I myself,
And I am not itself.
Understanding this way,
I can be as I am.

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The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry Two Zen Classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku The Record of Tung-Shan (Classics in East Asian Buddhism)

Long seeking it