Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Venn diagram, meet Zen Enso.
Posted by Kyozan's Monkey at 6:17 AM
Those who like Buddha [that is, those Buddhists who follow Buddha's literal teaching] go form China (West) to India (East);
But Daruma Dono (Daruma san) who hates Buddha [that is, Daruma (including his followers) who refuses to take blindly the instruction of Buddha] leave the West (India) and comes the the East (China).
[I thought] that they would meet in a friendly way at the Nezame no Chaya [where all the Buddhists are awakened from Ignorance and really come to understand the spirit of Buddhism] and that they would cooperate in their common cause,
But [unfortunately, they go on quarreling and] my hopes are [shattered after all] like a dream.
From Blyth, Zen and Zen Classics, Volume 1, Translated by Suzuki
Posted by Kyozan's Monkey at 1:33 AM