May 02nd, 2019

For thirty years Reiun (9 th c) had been wandering as a monk seeking the Way. Once he plodded down a mountain and found a small village like Shangri La. It was in the spring, and he saw peach blossoms in their glory everywhere. At the instant he saw the flowers his breath was taken away and he uttered this poem:

For thirty years, a person seeking the sword.
How many times have leaves
Fallen and branches grown?
After seeing the peach blossoms
Even till now, never a doubt.

Reiun (9 th c)