translated by Anzan Hoshin roshi
A monk said to Jingquing,
I am pecking from the inside; will
you tap from the outside?
Will you live or not?
The monk said,
If I could not attain life, I would become a
You are just another man in the weeds.
- plastic box 8" by 5 ½" by 4"
- nest of woven twigs 5" by 5"
- photos by Shikai O-sensei of:
- Anzan roshi
- Butsudan at Daijozan
- commemorates receiving of first monk's vows