Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumnby Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
English version by Stephen Mitchell
Original Language Chinese
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
|-- from The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry, by Stephen Mitchell|
/ Photo by Richard Cocks /
The flowers say it, the moon, the breeze, the snow. Each time we pause to notice the living world around us it blesses us and says--- May your mind be unclouded, and may every season be the best season of your life!
|The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry||The Gateless Gate: The Wu-men Kuan||The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan||The World: A Gateway: Commentaries on the Mumonkan|