Who is the Owner of the Land?
There is no other place to sit
than where you are always sitting.
Sitting in the Palace of Nirvana,
you, deceived by false shadows, are wandering outside.
When could you see your true self?
What is the substance of the shadowless shape?
It is said that there is fire in water and water in fire.
How could you know the substance without realizing this principle?
As it can change into any shape,
you should realize the unchanging in the changing
and not be deceived any more.
Anxious to know who is the owner of a patch of the wide fields,
you can't know who is the owner
because you can't see.
If you want to see the high mountains and the wide fields,
you can see them only when your eyes are closed
and not when they are open.
Written by Master Subul Sunim of Ahnkook Zen Center
Translated by Boo Ahm (Song Soo-kyong)
Monthly Magazine SEOUL(October 2009)