separates my hermitage

the pile of

fallen leaves 

separates my hermitage

further and further

from the world of woe.

                                        ~Otagaki Rengetsu*

separates my hermitage


4 Replies to “separates my hermitage”

    1. thank you marcelo

      Where beauty is, then there is ugliness;
      where right is, also there is wrong.
      Knowledge and ignorance are interdependent;
      delusion and enlightenment condition each other.
      Since olden times it has been so.
      How could it be otherwise now?
      Wanting to get rid of one and grab the other
      is merely realizing a scene of stupidity.
      Even if you speak of the wonder of it all,
      how do you deal with each thing changing?

      Daigu Ryokan

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