Friday, September 25, 2009

Autumn Road, Afternoon


The Great Way leads nowhere,
And it is no place.
Affirm it and you miss it by a mile;
"This is delusion, that is enlightenment" is
also wide of the mark.
You can expound theories of "existence" and
"nonexistence"
Yet even talk of the "Middle Way" can get
you sidetracked.
I'll just keep my wonderful experiences to
myself.
Babble about enlightenment, and your words
get torn to shreds.

-Ryokan

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