Taigu Ryokan

(1758-1831 / Japan)

In The Morning


In the morning, bowing to all;
In the evening, bowing to all.
Respecting others is my only duty--
Hail to the Never-despising Bodhisattva.

In heaven and earth he stands alone.

A real monk
Needs
Only one thing--
a heart like
Never-despising Buddha.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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