A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn


Morning Wisdom
July 21, 2009, 8:46 am
Filed under: Buddhism, Poetry, Quotes | Tags: ,

lily_pad_lotus_flower“How mysterious!
The lotus remains unstained
by its muddy roots,
delivering shimmering
bright jewels from common dew.”

 

—Sojo Henjo (816-890) Buddhist priest and poet,
translated by Sam Hamill

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