You Who Have Stopped Dreaming
in a dream!
Once I trace back a thought,
there is neither distance nor closeness.
Once I have realized the Buddhist Elysium without moving from this place,
all Buddhas reveal themselves and all things are an offering to them.
You who are always dreaming in a dream!
Why don't you trace back minds and look at yourselves?
A wooden man walks out of a blazing fire,
and a mud cow run out of deef waters.
What principle is this?
You who have suddenly stopped dreaming in a dream!
All sounds and forms have you awakened from the dream?
From the very beginning, three times three is nine.
Written by Master Subul Sunim
of Anguk Zen Center
Translated by Boo Ahm