Photo/Poem Series O Followers of Buddha’s Way! – Two December 19, 2008 Mugo 3 Comments Outside the truth there is no delusion, But outside delusion there is no special truth. Zen Master Ryokan Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Related
3 thoughts on “O Followers of Buddha’s Way! – Two”
Hmm, …i found myself reading and re-reading this one and then thought i’d better ask for your clarification on the matter!?
Hope you are well!
Thanks for leaving the note. I’d gazed at the lines of the poem myself and your question prompted me to sit with them a bit longer.
As far as I understand what is being spoken of here, in the poem generally, is the non-dual nature of existence. And that the seeing into the true nature of existence is the simultaneous seeing into/knowing both delusion and truth. Their not being two. There is an article by a member of our Order on the internet which explains all of this much better than ever I can. Now let me see if I can find it….Uh! too bad, the site is down at the moment.
Hope that answer rings with you in some way.
Thanks Rev Mugo!
and hope you have a Happy New Year.