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To Study the Buddha Way

Page history last edited by Peg Syverson 11 years, 9 months ago

To study the Buddha way is to study the self


Look behind you

the path has disappeared

there is no way to return

before you, only mist and fog

a road? a bridge? a cliff?

below your feet

the rustle of golden leaves

that speak of fall

and chances lost

and spring still to come


To study the self is to forget the self


Boundless heart-mind is

what manifests

through this body as



thinking, and


when “I” steps out of the way.


To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things


Tender shiver

of a monarch’s wing

an eyelash of your sleeping child

these words

unshakeable dharma gate




Peg Syverson

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