I put on
today’s straw sandals
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
'' damatte kyo no waraji haku ''
'' silently, I put on / Today's straw sandals ''
koans - straw sandals - wear out quickly, and pilgrims generally carry several pairs with them.
Santoka pondered various koans as he walked along, and on this particular occasion he felt especially resolute as he put on a fresh pair of sandals.
Santoka described his greatest happiness as
'' one room, one person, one light, one desk, one bath, and one cup of sakè ''
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