Friday, April 16

Tag: ancient

Three Tantric Buddhist Women's Songs

Three Tantric Buddhist Women's Songs

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Kye Ho! Wonderful! Lotus pollen wakes up in the heart's center -- The bright flower is free from mud, Where do the color and fragrance come from? What reason now to accept them or turn away? Kambala Who spreads the sound of an echo? Who paints the image in a mirror? Where are the spectacles in a dream? Nowhere at all -- that's the nature of mind! Tree-Leaf Woman Kye Ho! Wonderful! You may say "existence," but you can't grasp it! You may say "nonexistence," but many things appear! It is beyond the sky of "existence" and nonexistence" -- I know it but cannot point to it! Dakini Lion-Face translated by Miranda Shaw, 8th-11th c., from Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women "When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in...

Zen Poetry

Haiku, Poetry
Plum blossoms-- one's nose, one's heart. Onitsura (1660-1738) From Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter Translated and Edited by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto Grove Press, NY p. 69