The Golden Wind Revealed


Monk: What happens when the leaves are falling, and the tree is bare?
Unmon: The golden wind, revealed!
(Hegikan Roku, The Blue Cliff Record)

Thanks to Harvey for this quote which he posted in the comments. Much appreciated.

Walk Lightly

On Faith from Mugo on Vimeo.

This video was recorded while on a hike to Deadfall Lakes.

Within A Withered Tree

Dead tree on the way to Dead Falls Lakes

Does a dragon still sing from within a withered tree?
– Dogen

Went on a hike today
Heart/mind singing
Video tomorrow.

A Single Leaf Of Green

Orange Tree leaves, Southern California

Handle even a single leaf of green in such a way that it
manifests the body of the Buddha.
This in turn allows the Buddha to manifest through the leaf.
– Dogen

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Lake in Alberta

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of the easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Thanks to the Reverend who introduced me to this poem this evening.