crying sunset

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.  They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead:  their eyes are closed.  – Albert Einstein (maybe? you can’t trust everything you read on internet…) 




“When he came to Baso he again said, ‘Who is he that is independent of all things?’ Baso said, ‘When you have drunk all the water in the Yang-tze river, I will tell you.’ At this, Koji underwent his great experience.” (Two Zen Classics 263)

Valid Question…

Stairs Doors

Many Dharma Gates, Many Doors

Bodhisattva Vow

The Dharma gates are numberless
I vow to enter all of them



luminous buddhas

Buddhas in the Grass

Good Night Church

Good Night Church, Good Night City
One last look
A heavy sigh



No Bricks

No. I will not go to work today.
Yes, I will be kind today!
No, I will not let you into my lane today.
Yes, I will be loving and compassionate today!
Silly mind, talking to itself all day: WAKE UP
Everything is perfect just the way it is.
Look carefully, see things how they are… Silly mind.

– Moe219