wandering

A stick of incense stands by my pillow.

When the lantern dims, I pour some oil.

I add more clothes as the night deepens.

If you don’t mind my bare hospitality,

please keep wandering in.

~Ryokan (K Tanahashi, Sky Above, Great Wind)

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All phenomena of being, since time memorial, are independent of concepts and words. Concepts and words cannot transform them or separate them from their true nature.

~The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana  (cited: Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Keys, pg. 81)