The New Year
The new year has commenced
Its momentous journey today.
From today on, during the entire year,
I shall not offer my volcano-ambition
To the world.
I shall offer the world
Only my moonlit heartís flaming aspiration.
When I consider the virtue of abusive words,
I find the scandal-monger is my good teacher. If we do not become angry at gossip, We have no need for powerful endurance and compassion. To be mature in Zen is to be
mature in expression,
And full-moon brilliance of dhyana and prajna
Does not stagnate in emptiness. Not only can I take hold of complete
enlightenment by myself, But all Buddha-bodies, like sands of the Ganges, Can become awakened in exactly the the some way