Eastern Wisdom for a Gloomy Sunday

I’m here
the snow falling.
–Issa Kobayashi

If only you could hear
the sound of snow.
–Hakuin Ekaku

There are only two mistakes one
can make along the road to truth:
not going all the way, and not starting.

To attain enlightenment
is to know one’s own mind
as it really is.
–Mahavairocana Sutra

You cannot open a book
Without learning something.

You cannot travel the path until
you have become the path itself.

The deepest love
is often hidden.
–Yamamoto Tsunemoto

To a mind that is still,
the entire universe surrenders.

Be serene in the oneness of things,
and dualism vanishes of itself.
–Jianzhi Sengcan

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