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The following all saints are born. SHOICHI (1202–80) transparent within the blue, the moon! Icy water to the horizon, Defining excessive, low. Startled, The dragon uncoils in regards to the billows. RYUZAN (1274–1358) necessary is the Soto means— Why be discipline’s slave? Snapping the golden chain, Step boldly in the direction of the sundown! GASAN (1275–1365) again and again the mountains have grew to become from eco-friendly to yellow— a lot for the capricious earth! dirt on your eyes, the triple international is slim; not anything at the brain, your chair is broad sufficient. MUSO (1275–1351) Vainly I dug for an ideal sky, Piling a barrier throughout. Then one black evening, lifting a heavy Tile, I beaten the skeletal void! MUSO eventually I’ve damaged Unmon’s barrier! There’s go out everywhere—east, west; north, south. In at morning, out at night; neither host nor visitor. My each step stirs up a bit breeze. DAITO (1282–1337) To slice via Buddhas, Patriarchs I grip my polished sword. One look at my mastery, The void bites its tusks! DAITO I moved around the Dharma-nature, The earth used to be buoyant, significant. That very evening, whipping its iron horse, The void galloped into Cloud road. GETSUDO (1285–1361) concepts come up forever, There’s a span to each lifestyles. 100 years, thirty-six thousand days: The spring via, the butterfly goals. DAICHI (1290–1366) clean, the wind opposed to the waterfall because the moon hangs, a lantern, at the height And the bamboo window glows. In previous age mountains Are extra attractive than ever. My get to the bottom of: That those bones be purified through rocks. JAKUSHITSU (1290–1367) He’s a part of all, but all’s transcended; exclusively for comfort he’s referred to as grasp. Who dares say he’s discovered him? during this rackety city I teach disciples. CHIKUSEN (1292–1348) All evening lengthy i believe of life’s labyrinth— most unlikely to go to the tenants of Hades. The authoritarian try to palm a horse off as deer was once laughable. As was once the thrust on the charmed lifetime of the dragon. Contemptible! It’s at nighttime that eyes probe earth and heaven, In dream that the tormented search current, earlier. sufficient! The mountain moon fills the window. The lonely fall via, the backyard rang with cricket music. BETSUGEN (1294–1364) past the take hold of of time, my way of life. I scorn the nation, unhitch the universe. Denying reason and impression, just like the midday sky, My up-down profession: Buddhas nor Patriarchs can exhibit it. JUO (1296–1380) very good! really good! not anyone is familiar with the last word. the sea bed’s aflame, Out of the void bounce wood lambs. FUMON (1302–69) For these types of years, my yes Zen: Neither I nor the realm exist. The sutras neat in the field, My cane hooked upon the wall, I lie at peace in moonlight Or, listening to water plashing at the rock, sit up straight: none can buy excitement reminiscent of this: Spangled around the step-moss, 1000000 cash! SHUTAKU (1308–88) frame of mind loose within the Dharma-realm, I take a seat on the moon-filled window observing the mountains with my ears, listening to the circulation with open eyes. each one molecule preaches excellent legislations, every one second chants actual sutra: the main fleeting idea is undying, A unmarried hair’s adequate to stir the ocean.