Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series



Dogen’s  Extensive Record

A Translation Of The Eihei Koroku

Translated By: Taigen Dan Leighton & Shohaku Okumura


 Master Xiangyan




He inadvertently swept up a pebble on an ancient path.

What is it like, first hearing the sound of bamboo?

At this very time, what will you say?

Although the four oceans are boundless,

we add in the dew from the grass.

(page 412)


Hermit Poet’s CommentsWhat may seem magical today becomes ordinary tomorrow.


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