Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fatigued through travels

                                                                                                   Attribution: Rama
Image: Metal Beggar's Bowl (here)

Fatigued through travels
Monks came back to rest for lots
of meditation

Food in beggar's bowl
Left-overs for strays but lone
bird chirps wanting some

Karma rewards monk
Good health there for his bidding
The rich begs for same

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #589


  1. Resting through meditation must be the only path to true refreshment!

  2. Can always come around, good or bad

  3. Replies
    1. Apparently produced for the tourist dollar as a modern day collectible.


  4. A little self awareness can go a long way

  5. rich eat a lot and then wait for a healthy life while monks lead a simple life and get good health has reward, you nailed it.

  6. Great last conclusive line on this exotic collection of zen culture..

  7. Such enjoyment to read Hank, loved it.

  8. Hank, so glad to read this. "The rich beg for same..." Man, does that speak volumes. That little bird is in good company. Your perception of zen culture is what I think quite illuminating, reminds me of the REAL "gospel of abundance," which is not about money, but about giving what you have to others and trusting that the rest will come, even in a beggar's bowl. Thanks so much. Love, Ameleh

  9. Good health is a great equalizer - money does not always buy it and often it is more easily achieved with less. Lots of layers to this piece, Hank. Very thoughtful.