May 28th, 2023

Buddhas preach the twelve divisions,
Each division full of purest truth.
East wind-rain comes in the night,
Making all the forests fresh and new.
No sutra that does not save the living,
No branch in the forest not visited by spring.
Learn to understand the meaning in them,
Don’t try to decide which is “valid” and which is not!

Ryokan (1758-1831)