TAISHU’S DREAM 鐵笛倒吹 三十

In your dream
you set out along your path
passing countless monks
each of who offered gassho.

On awakening you asked
to be pointed to the Way.
Why didn’t you ask
the dream monks
and why do you assume
that was the dream
and this is awakening?


A reflection on Case 30 of the Iron Flute Koans

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