Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kukai: Fudo Myo

You did go to China searching for the master,
and the blue dragon got you into his net.

Grandson of the king of nagas, Nagarjuna,
you went back home with the wish-fulfilling jewell.

You tamed your wrathful nature,
and became Kobo Daishi.

It was easy to disguise Zen,
clothing it with ritual.

When I slept in Okunoin,
you told me your secret.

Now Koya San is your heart,
and Shibayama in Shikoku your bones.

Keep shining in the sacred mountain,
so the henro can fall into Zen.


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