Tokusan Holds His Bowls 無門關 十三 

Tokusan carries bowls
as though expecting a meal.
He is asked, “have
you been called, for
I have rung no bell.”

He returns to his room
in silent response.

You may say he retreated
in defeat, be he will have
the final answer.

A reflection on Case 13 of the Mumonkan (Gateless Gate) Koans

One thought on “Tokusan Holds His Bowls 無門關 十三 

  1. Sounds funny but at the same time insightful. I love it. Tokusan holds his bowls 🥣is the poem. 😅💕💥💖💥❤💥

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