Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series



Budo Secrets

Teachings of Martial Arts Masters

John Stevens



“This world’s

dust and dirt

flows away,

all purified

by the waves of Kamo River.”


By Otagaki Rengetsu

Buddhist nun


(Page 94)



Hermit Poet’s Comments:

Life washes ashore then goes back out to sea.

Time passes and the wheel of impermanence spins with the wind.




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