01 April 2013

Contemplation: Shoya

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

I expound the transient verse
in the early evening--Listen!
Illusion  is deep enough and bottomless;
the ocean of life and death has no limits.
The ship that takes us from this life's suffering
is not yet departing;
now is not the time to sleep.

Shoya, as recited at Tendai Buddhist Institute.

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