Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumnby Wu Men Hui-k'ai
English version by Stephen Mitchell
Original Language Chinese
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
|-- from The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry, by Stephen Mitchell|
/ Image by Alice Popkorn /
The flowers say it, the moon, the breeze, the snow. Each time we pause to notice the living world around us it blesses us and says, May your mind be unclouded, and may every season be the best season of your life!
A good meditation for us as we rest upon the cusp of autumn.
Wishing you all a blessed time of transitions-- autumn equinox, Rosh Hashanah, and Navaratri.
|The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry||Haiku Enlightenment: New Expanded Edition||The Gateless Gate: The Wu-men Kuan||The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan||The World: A Gateway: Commentaries on the Mumonkan|