February 05th, 2020
Yun-men Wen-yen (864-949)
But I say unto you,
Take this staff just as a staff;
Movement is movement;
Sitting is sitting, but don't wobble
Under any circumstances!
My staff has turned into a dragon
And swallowed up the whole world.
Where are the poor mountains
And rivers and great earth now?
Vasubandhu happened to transform himself
Into a staff of chestnut wood and,
Striking the earth once,
All the innumerable Buddhas were released
From their entangling words.