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Silently

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silently
I put on
today’s straw sandals

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

'' damatte kyo no waraji haku '' '' silently, I put on / Today's straw sandals ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

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.

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 June 2016

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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