HOFUKU’s BLOCKING OF THE EYES

Do not pity the blind man
for he can see much,
and do not be sad for the deaf
for they can hear you.
Your eyes see nothing
your ears do not
discern the quietest sound.
Rest your mind and taste
the peace of blindness
and silence.

A reflection on Case 113 of Dogen’s Shobogenzo (True Dharma Eye) Koans

3 thoughts on “HOFUKU’s BLOCKING OF THE EYES

  1. I like this poem on perception. Is the third lines missing a “not”? Hope you will share poetry at next month’s poetry challenge!

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