Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, October 21, 2011

Just This

Too lazy to be ambitious,
I let the world take care of itself.
Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag;
a bundle of twigs by the fireplace.
Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment?
Listening to the night rain on my roof,
I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.
Zen Master Ryokan

1 comment:

Andreas said...

One of my favorites.
I've always wondered about
the legs stretched out.
Myself I enjoy pulling them up,
close to the body.