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The Book Of Equanimity

Illuminating Classic Zen Koans

By: Gerry Shishin Wick

 

” Seeking it oneself with empty hands,

you return with empty hands;

in that place where fundamentally nothing is acquired,

you really acquire it.”

By Master Keizan

(1268-1325)

(Page 194)

 

Hermit Poet’s Comments: Even though this poem is about the search for enlightenment, it can also be used when seeking knowledge or trying to accomplish something important.  I find that sometimes if I try too hard to do something, then the task becomes more difficult. 

 


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