Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series


Zen And Kyoto

By: John Einarsen


“Neither speak ill of others,

nor well of yourself.

The moment you open

Your mouth to speak,

The autumn winds stirs

And chills your lips.”

By: Buson

(Japanese Poet 1716-1784)

(Page 68)


Hermit Poet’s Comments: Have you ever met the person who talks bad or gossips about everyone including you when your not around? Or do you know someone who spends all their time bragging about their accomplishments?



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