The pine shadow

Zen: Koan

The teacher Kodo Sawaki has written a poetry:

The pine shadow


on the moon clearness..

We can simply clean our mirror,
we can simply clean the dirty one
if we are able to see it!

the important one the clean one is not the dirty one,

but only the repeated action to clean and continuously clean
without appropriating is of nothing,
without opposing us to nothing and this it is possible to everybody,
in every circumstance