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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Zen Poems and Koans

"If you want to be free,
Get to know your real self.
It has no form, no appearance,
No root, no basis, no abode,
But is lively and buoyant.
It responds with versatile facility,
But its function cannot be located.
Therefore when you look for it,
You become further from it;
When you seek it,
You turn away from it all the more.
- Linji"


Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

one of my favorites.

12:33 PM  

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