Before enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water. After enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water.
Collecting all The rains of May The swift Mogami River.
Awakened at midnight by the sound of the water jar cracking from the ice
The old pond, ah! A frog jumps in: The water's sound.
At the ancient pond the frog plunges into the sound of water
Breaking the silence
Of an ancient pond,
A frog jumped into water -
A deep resonance.
When your consciousness has become ripe in true zazen-pure like clear water, like a serene mountain lake, not moved by any wind-then anything may serve as a medium for realization.
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