Zen Notes

This page will eventually include essays, commentaries and poetry.  Until then: a poem by Shiwu, an hermit and sometimes abbot who lived in southeastern China in the 13th century:

Letting go means letting go of everything
buddhahod has to go too
each thought becomes a demon
each word invites more trouble
survive instead on what karma brings
pass your days in freedom
make the Dharma your practice
lead your ox to the mill