Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

Windswept Carn an Tuirc and Glas Maol



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waga iho wa
koshi no shirayama
fuyugomori
kouri mo yuki mo
kumo kakari keri

my Koshi
white mountain
cozy winter den
ice and snow
overlaid by clouds


Eihei Dogen


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The voice of the valley is endlessly preaching.
The colour of the mountain is nothing but pure body.
During the night, I heard eighty-four thousand verses.
How shall I expound this to others?


Su Dongpo, composed when visiting Mount Lushan overnight (quoted from ‘The Wholehearted Way’ by Koushou Uchiyama Roshi)


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