the evening rain falling on the roof

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Drifting pitifully in the whirlwind of birth and death,
As if wandering in a dream,
In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path;
There is one more matter I must not neglect,
But I need not bother now,
As I listen to the sound of the evening rain
Falling on the roof of my temple retreat
In the deep grass of Fukakusa.

—Eihei Dōgen (1200 – 1253)

Pictured: Hasui Kawase, Rainy Night at Maekawa, 1932

About mdenoya

practicing 5 excellences: 1) yoga/tai ji 2) health 3) art 4) nature 5) healing
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