Monday, September 12, 2011

Zen & Tao Poetic 6 - Child

稚子 (譚子化書卷1道化)


Child from Tan's Book-of-Change (my translation)

A child makes his own shadow to play tricks
without knowing his shadow manipulating him
An impulsive man insults a statue
without knowing the statue stirring up his emotion
A drunken man helps the drunks
An infected person takes care of the infected
Only aggravate the problem
Can't be otherwise!


  1. I liked the impulsive man/statue imagery. So often we are led by external factors and fail to realize that our internal dialogues to them is the real source of suffering. Cheers!


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