DOWN AT ONCE
Putting everything down at once,
I have no Dharma to mention.
Nothing is comparable to this cool and delightful feeling.
Who could know this principle?
As I stick a wooden doll with a long needle,
a stone man by it is crying with pain.
Though everying, having neither inside nor outside, is clear,
you've become foolish by seeking.
Realizing cleariy what is clear before you,
you will have nothing to put down.
With spring rain wetting the earth,
frogs awake up from hibernation,
flowers bloom in all their glory with the scent of spring,
and birds sound more heartwarming.
MASTER SUBUL SUNIM
Director of Anguk Zen Center
and Dongguk University's
International Seon Center
Translated by Boo Ahm