Memorial Poem for Yamada Mumon Roshi

24. December 2023

by Shodo Harada Roshi

This karmic connection is truly hard to grasp

Holding up strong to that unsparing teaching

Being hit when understood, being hit even more when not understood

Still now it is so lonely, sad and painful without him

There!!!  In Sogenji´s sky, the slim moon is him shining brightly !