Taigu Ryokan

(1758-1831 / Japan)

In The Morning - Poem by Taigu Ryokan

In the morning, bowing to all;
In the evening, bowing to all.
Respecting others is my only duty--
Hail to the Never-despising Bodhisattva.

In heaven and earth he stands alone.

A real monk
Only one thing--
a heart like
Never-despising Buddha.

Comments about In The Morning by Taigu Ryokan

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/26/2016 9:46:00 AM)

    Ryōkan lived a very simple life, and stories about his kindness and generosity abound. Yet, although he lived a simple and pure life, Ryōkan also displayed characteristics that under normal circumstances would be out of line for a typical monk. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/24/2016 6:28:00 AM)

    '' Respecting others is my only duty- ''

    - a duty that so many seems to have forgotten, nowadays.. alas! (or is it rated repugnant to many? ?)
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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