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As it is it comes from nothing
one cut opens the mind
don't lose the path looking for the road

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The razor's edge mind
everywhere I look is it!
how can I get lost?

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Beyond this peak
Always the next.

Seeking a path;
Why lite lamps
In the mellow fog?

The creek gurgles
in the hollow,
You can follow it home.

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Nice!

Shinden Fudo Ryu
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Now I am home again,
There is no "I" anywhere.
Just try and move me!
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Care for some tea?

Dean

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Its great fun - to write poems in response to other poems.

tea? sure

which reminds me

山外山 (Shan Wai Shan) - Mountain beyond the Mountain is my main tea brand. My first verse - is a reference to that proverb - 'beyond the mountain is always a higher one' - sorta a Chinese version of 'the grass is always greener...'


A while back I translated the characters of Shinden Fudo for myself.

The best translation I could come up with is 'Divine Revelation of Non-Agitation'. I like 'non-agitation' better because it reminds me immovability begins with the emotional component i.e. the heart.

Just try and agitate me!

We all could use a little of that - I'd imagine.

Let's keep the flow.

John Haverkamp

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magbhitu wrote:
Its great fun - to write poems in response to other poems.


Yeah, I really enjoy it also. Its kind of like sparing, but in a different sense ... but its fun and light. I like it a lot.

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山外山 (Shan Wai Shan) - Mountain beyond the Mountain is my main tea brand. My first verse - is a reference to that proverb - 'beyond the mountain is always a higher one' - sorta a Chinese version of 'the grass is always greener...'


Actually, from a spiritual perspective towards enlightenment the phrase "Mountain beyond the Mountain" would be referring to the Great Mountain (enlightenment) beyond the heaped aggregate of consciousness (ego).

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A while back I translated the characters of Shinden Fudo for myself.

The best translation I could come up with is 'Divine Revelation of Non-Agitation'. I like 'non-agitation' better because it reminds me immovability begins with the emotional component i.e. the heart.


Hey, that's really interesting!! Nice translation. Being buddhist I relate this back to the sanscrit term "nibanna" which literally translates to "to blow out". Seems there is a lot of parallel's there.

When the heaped aggregate of consciousness is non-agitated, what is seen? Shinden Fudo! - The mountain beyond the mountain! Can you move this mountain? hehe! I've love a response in a poem if you can. (throwing out the challenge).

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Just try and agitate me!

We all could use a little of that - I'd imagine.

Let's keep the flow.


Indeed. Thanks John, enjoying this a lot. Bowing!

Dean

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'The sharp edged sword, unsheathed, Cuts through the void-
Within the raging fire a cool wind blows.'

zen death poem by Shaiku Sho'on

.........keep the tea coming

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Hey Carlos,

Wow, sweet poem. I like that one!!

Dean

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Mt.Fuji's melting snow is the ink with which I write my life's scroll, 'yours sincerely'.

Kashiku.

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Sword drawn,
Eyes fixed,
Mist lifts,
Mind clears,
I put my blade away,
I do not need it any more.




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