ONE STEP FURTHER
FROM THE TOP OF A POLE
What is happening before your eyes
is said to be the karma of your three lives.
Can it be proved?
Though the way you are living now is said to be so,
you never believe it.
How can I make you believe it?
A new world will open wide all of a sudden
when you take one step further from the top of a pole.
You are discriminating right and wrong
though yesterday and today are not two
once you open the eye of wisdom.
MASTER SUBUL SUNIM
Director of Anguk Zen Center
and Dongguk University's
International Seon Center
Translated by Boo Ahm