11 July 2011

Contemplation: Shoyage

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take this as your object of contemplation:

I expound to sentient beings and others
the early evening verse of the non-eternal: Listen!
Attachments are deep enough, having no bottom,
And the ocean of birth and death is without limits.
The ship that takes us to the other shore
From this suffering world has not yet arrived;
Therefore, we should not rest
Until we discern the Absolute.

Shoyage, as recited at the Tendai Buddhist Institute

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