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Bodhidaruma Day Poem

Bodhidharuma Memorial Poem

Emperor´s question - no holiness
Brighly shining to the skies
Pure wind blows as vibrant Zen
Confused world in this deluded time
Together this bright light needs to be realized

The Emperor Ryu is asking the question, when Bodhidharuma ansers No Holiness. This experience of his shines brightly up to the skies. The cool, refreshing wind blow when this state of mind has been experienced. This is alive and vibrant mind of zen. In this confused world of the Mappo era, a time when no one believes in the Buddha´s teaching. This truth needs to be shared clearly for the doubts, worries and uncertainties to be dispersed. The corona virus, global warming -   is showing this deluded mind at its highest point. We need to know that together with the emperor we can bring forth bright light into this world.

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