Mu-mon Gensen, also Mumon Gensen

Mu-mon
Gensen, also Mumon Gensen
1322
1390

Japanese Buddhist Monk, Poet, Son of Emperor Go-Daigo

Author Quotes

Life is an ever-rolling wheel
and every day is the right one.
He who recites poems at his death
adds frost to the snow.

Life is like a cloud of mist
Emerging from a mountain cave
And death
a floating moon
In its celestial course.
If you think too much about the meaning they may have you'll be bound forever like an ass to a stake.

Words cannot describe everything. The heart’s message cannot be delivered in words. If one receives words literally, he will be lost. If he tries to explain with words, eh will not attain enlightenment in this life.

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First Name
Mu-mon
Last Name
Gensen, also Mumon Gensen
Birth Date
1322
Death Date
1390
Bio

Japanese Buddhist Monk, Poet, Son of Emperor Go-Daigo