Sunday, April 05, 2020

the moonlit window smells of plum/ Hakuin (1685—1768)


Hakuin (1685—1768). A Japanese poet, painter and calligrapher of the Rinzai sect of Zen, Hakuin was the author of a number of famous koan (riddles), including the most famous of all, “the sound of one hand clapping”.

Zen poem by Hakuin:

Source: Zen Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)

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