Morning meditation — In Front of the Patriarch’s Room.

‘In front of the Patriarch’s room
The road is smooth

A thousand years pass in vain
Moss grows

Bright moon
Shines like snow

The Second Patriarch
His arm severed
Still hasn’t arrived.’

Jakushitsu Genkō

On our Twitter account, Buddhism Now @Buddhism_Now, most mornings we post a ‘morning meditation’ like the one above.

On the net, of course, it’s morning, afternoon, evening, or nighttime 😀 somewhere.

Click here to read more Morning Meditation posts.

A Quiet Room: The Poetry of Zen Master Jakushitsu
by Arthur Braverman

Click here for a few more poems by Jakushitsu Genkō.

Categories: Buddhist Insights, Chan / Seon / Zen, Morning Meditaton

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