Saturday, August 7, 2010

Robert Aitken Roshi, Dizhang Pusa

the essence of truth
and a humbleness
not bound by thought,
a pioneer who cleared
the path for all who followed.
integrity and honor
are the words that come to mind,
many have failed
since he began on this path,
but being the first
his example will be there
for all who will proceed.
there is no way
to measure the results,
there are just the seeds
that have been planted
and have begun to sprout



Blogger barbara spalding said...

He was my teacher from 1970. Thank you so much for this poem.

Barbara Spalding

August 9, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

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