Sunday, September 25, 2011

Upon experiencing Self-realisation Wumen wrote the following enlightenment poem:

A thunderclap under the clear blue sky
All beings on earth open their eyes;
Everything under heaven bows together;
Mount Sumeru leaps up and dances.

Mount Sumeru is the central world mountain in Buddhism. This central axis is reflected in a human being as the Shushumna channel in the spine. The Kundalini energy leaps up the spine and dances on the crown of the head during Self-realisation.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A kookaburra
on a turning clothes hoist -
I miss it vanish
Branches in earth
and roots in the quiet sky -
buds are opening
Crowned with fresh needles,
surpassing me in silence -
The great pine's stature.