Leaves Fall

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Leaves fall
where no green earth remains:
a person at his ease,
wears a plain, white robe.

With simplicity and plainness
his original nature still,
what need to practice
“calming of the heart?”

– Chia-Tao

Spring Flowers

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Spring flowers, the autumn moon;

Summer breezes, winter snow.

If useless things do not clutter your mind,

You have the best season of your life.

-Wu Men

 

The Whole World Will Shine

The monkey is reaching
For the moon in the water.
Until death overtakes him
He’ll never give up.
If he’d let go the branch and
Disappear in the deep pool,
The whole world would shine
With dazzling pureness.
Hakuin

Yellow Leaf  Photography by Lisa Ernst

Yellow Leaf
Photography by Lisa Ernst