Buddha’s Smile _ Haiga Festival (Santoka Taneda) – March 10, 2015


in the dusk
even this darkening sky –
Buddha’s smile

© G.s.k. ‘15

This time I’ve chosen the theme Buddha from Santoka Taneda’s haiku to create my all new haiga:

in the ceaseless sound
of the water
there is Buddha

© Santoka Taneda

One of the precepts of Zen Buddhism is the Buddha quality of all things … remembering that Buddha means “the awakened” or illuminated – it’s not hard to understand that in all things is Buddha including in each one of us …

“The goal of this CD-Special is to write/compose an all new haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given … and because Santoka Taneda was a fore stander of the ‘free-style’ haiku you don’t need to count syllables or use kigo or one of the other “classical rules” of haiku.” Chèvrefeuille

20 thoughts on “Buddha’s Smile _ Haiga Festival (Santoka Taneda) – March 10, 2015

    • Thanks Barb … I’ve been late reading your fantastic adventures in India … what an adventurer you are … and so lucky you only got the bad tummy that one time!


    • Thanks Dolores … I love these sunsets on the lake .. well, actually the sun sets a few hours later but because of that mountain the light gets blocked way early 🙂


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