Full Moon, One Peace

Blue depths ten thousand ages old, the moon in an empty realm; You’ll only know it when you scoop it up two or three times. - One Peace 同安I stumbled on this lovely one last night – empty and full; deep and blue. From the beginning this way and yet “knowing” comes in scooping the light of the moon.The poem is in the notes to Dogen’s Buddha Nature, explaining this passage:“The words spoken by the Sixth Ancestor, ‘People have north and south; the buddha nature has no north and south, … [Read more...]