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Jon Muth inspirations

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Jon Muth inspirations

  1. 1. Jon Muth<br />Inspirations<br />
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  3. 3. Zen<br />
  4. 4. SengaiGibon (1750 -1838) <br />
  5. 5. Roasting The Buddha         Intense frigid cold winds, Need fuel for the hearth. Call this roasting the Buddha?!         Your eyebrows                  and beard                         will be singed off!<br />  <br />Sengai <br />
  6. 6. Kyohaku Courtyard Blues         Sengai  I was born alone I will die alone In the interim Dawn to dusk...       alone  <br />
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  8. 8. “Universe”<br />
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  10. 10. "Every stroke of my brush is the result of energy deepest in my heart." Sengai<br />
  11. 11. a frog farting -this too is thevoice of Buddha<br />  Sengai<br />
  12. 12. Soen Nakagawa Roshi (1907 - 1984) <br />was known to conduct 'tea ceremonies' using instant coffee and Styrofoam cups.<br />
  13. 13. May 1938'Looking for serenityyou have come to the monastery.Looking for serenityI am leavingthe monastery.Kwatz!Stop running about  seeking!The dusty affairs of the worldfill the day,fill the night.'<br />SoenNakagawa<br />
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  15. 15. On his travels, Soen Nakagawa Roshi liked to pick up pebbles from the different countries he visited and place them in a bag. Swinging the bag around, he would listen to the sound they made.<br />
  16. 16. Who says my poems are poems?My poems are not poems.When you know that my poems are not poems,Then we can speak of poetry.<br />RyokanTaigu (1758 - 1831)<br />
  17. 17. At duskI often climbTo the peak of Kugami.Deer bellowTheir voicesSoaked up byPiles of maple leavesLying undisturbed atThe foot of the mountain<br />Wild peoniesNow at their peakIn glorious full bloom:Too precious to pickTo precious not to pick<br />O lonely pine!I'd gladly give youMy straw hat andThatched coatTo ward off the rain<br /> ORCHIDDeep in the valley, a beauty hides:Serene, peerless, incomparably sweet.In the still shade of the bamboo thicketIt seem to sigh softly for a lover<br />
  18. 18. Books by Jon Muth<br />

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