Saturday, March 14, 2009

Scales of the dragon

When doing zazen
Sit for 6 years
Like the Buddha
Even when you only sit for 10 minutes

Sitting without beginning or end
Only fathomless depth.
A thought arises in eternity:
'I hope we finish soon -
I need to go to the toilet'

As we sit
100 people walk past the door
Talking loudly
Slamming doors.
Scales of the dragon!


  1. Hey bro,

    I liked some of your posts on ZFI. Followed your link to here. I'm impressed. I look forward to reading more.

  2. Thank you friend. I think I know who you are - let me just say that your reputation is unequalled. I forgot about these poems (or is it one poem?). Having taken another look, I tweaked it slightly.

  3. I have a reputation?


    This isn't about that time at the pub on 32nd street in NYC, is it?

    Cuz honestly, I didn't know she was married.


    What tweaks did you make?

  4. Ah I figured you were 'Unequaled108', but perhaps not.

    Oh, I swapped the order of two of the verses and tweaked a few words here and there.