All The Time I Pray To Buddha Poem by Kobayashi Issa

All The Time I Pray To Buddha

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All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes.


Translated by Robert Hass

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 08 September 2016

The two contrasting things.. to attain salvage its the guilt that is being killed....

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Fabrizio Frosini 28 July 2015

mmm.. I had thought that a monk, especially that time, that country, had to show the highest spirit of endurance, so to deal with any adversity with serenity and tolerance.. - All kinds of adversity and nuisance.. including mosquitoes.. ;)

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Carmela Stotts 09 June 2016

, I wonder if Issa was laughing at himself also when he wrote this! :)

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Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa

Kashiwabara / Japan
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