Harada Tangen Roshi

Baby English—sorry! by Tangen Harada Roshi

The English isn’t exactly right, but we know what he means. It is with great respect that we publish his Baby English Teisho here. If it is read with this in mind, we’re sure you will agree, it is a magnificent dharma thrust.

Deep, deep, deep, great smile; That’s the roots. Why?

Eternal, perfect and bright; Eternal, perfect safety; Eternal, perfect peace; Everything eternal,

Now, here, now, here; Now, here—no change!

All people hope, desire, Desire, desire,

Desire perfect peace; Perfect enough, myself; Always, yes!