Ryushu Shutaku

Ryushu
Shutaku
1308
1388

Japanese Monk and Poet

Author Quotes

For all these years, my certain Zen: neither I nor the world exist. The sutras neat within the box, my staff hooked upon the wall, I lie at peace in moonlight. Or, hearing water plashing on the rock, sit up. None can purchase pleasure such as this: spangled across the step-moss, a million coins!

Mind set free in the Dharma-realm,
I sit at the moon-filled window
Watching the mountains with my ears,
Hearing the stream with open eyes.
Each molecule preaches perfect law,
Each moment chants true sutra:
The most fleeting thought is timeless,
A single hair's enough to stir the sea.

Author Picture
First Name
Ryushu
Last Name
Shutaku
Birth Date
1308
Death Date
1388
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Japanese Monk and Poet