Ryokan – Everything is in the Heart

I read the poem below this morning, and I wrote this one at my cafe-office looking at a guy peacefully sleeping while holding his giant organic chemistry text book across the table from me.

– Ryokan
“Even if you consume as many books
As the sands of the Ganges
It is not as good as really catching
One verse of Zen.
If you want the secret of Buddhism,
Here it is: Everything is in the Heart!”

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