Saturday, April 10, 2010

The world of people is first and always the world of people

This old monk meditates and
Rests in the empty mountains
In loneliness and stillness
Through the days and nights.

When I leave the pure cliffs,
I am distracted by callers.
The world of people is first
And always the world of people.

- Seigan Soi, 1588-1661 (Daily Zen 8-15-08)