Zen Haiku – February 11, 2014

Winnie Pooh

Ah – zen mind wu-wei
moving without intension
sunrise in the morn

without a klesa*
without begging daily bread
the way is still clear

reflecting this morn
upon the way of darma
where’s the teddy bear

no temple bells ring
just birds singing in the sky

eat when you’re hungry
when you’re tired sleep – don’t reason
the pooh will show you

*In Japanese Buddhism the kāṣāya (monks robes) is called kesa (Jp. 袈裟).

14 thoughts on “Zen Haiku – February 11, 2014

  1. 11 Feb 2014 – Tanka

    Baby Bear roshi,
    teacher of the Middle Way,
    paw points to the moon.
    Not too hot and not too cold –
    sit down and eat your porridge.



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