SZS XX: 1278

After he had left Mount Takano, he went to Futamigaura in the province of Ise and, hearing that the sacred mountain in the Grand Shrine was called the Mountain of the Divine Way, he composed this, feeling that Dainichi Nyorai had manifested there.


Fukaku irite
kamudi no woku
mata uwe mo naki
mine no matu kaze
If to the heights
Of the Divine Way
One were to tread,
Still-with nought above
The peak-’twould be the pine-tree wind that blows.

The Monk En’i

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