SKKS XX: 1949

On the spirit of chanting the name of the Buddha, against all odds, as in the Lotus Sutra.


fukaki yo no
mado utsu ame ni
oto senu wa
uki yo o noki no
shinobu narikeri
In the depths of night
The rains striking ‘gainst my window
Make no sound–
From this cruel world I have left,
And try to remain so.

The Monk Jakuren

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