Sunday, July 1, 2007

FROM THE SHELVES

One good thing about moving the bookcases is that you find little treasures you forgot you had. This is from a little volume on Zen that has a section of haikus. So many of these little poems don't really travel well between cultures. But, some do.

Where there are humans

     You will find flies,

          And Bhuddas.

                    Kobayashi Issa

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

My favorite Zen "quote" is

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.


Russ

tenyearnap said...

Finding those little treasures always leaves me lounging on the sofa for the rest of the day and never really moving the bookcases. --Cin

rdautumnsage said...

I like that version of what comes with humans.....sometimes the best treasures are the ones we find unexpectedly. (Hugs) Indigo

P.S. The 4 indians where Young Joseph, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, And the missing one would of been Crazy Horse.