A WOODEN DOLL SINGS
Since people, deceived by what they see, hear and think,
can't escape being puppets,
who could let whom know the Truth?
The sound of the cicadas
may sound like it is from the cicadas
but it isn't.
Then, what is making the sound?
"A wooden doll sings
with a stone jangseung dancing to the song."
korean traditional totem pole at the village entrance
MASTER SUBUL SUNIM
Director of Anguk Zen Center
and Dongguk University's
International Seon Center
Translated by Boo Ahm