The plants and flowers I raise about my hut I now surrender To the will of the wind. The flower invites the butterfly with no-mind;Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The butterfly visits the flower with no-mind. The flower opens, the butterfly comes; Â I donâ€™t know others, Others donâ€™t know me. By not-knowing we follow natureâ€™s course.
Ryokan Poem Archives - Ryokan College
Good friends and excellent teachers- Stick close to them! Wealth and power are fleeting dreams But wise words perfume the world for ages.
Ryokan College was named after the Japanese Zen Buddhist MonkÂ RyokanÂ (1758-1831).Â Although the college does not infuse religious beliefs into the curriculum, we also feel it is important to embrace the significant relationship between the college and this historically relevant person. The hermit-monk Ryokan was born in 1758 in the remote and snowy province of Echigo, […]
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