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Ryōkan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan #2020

Ryōkan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan By Ryōkan Burton Watson Ry kan Zen Monk Poet of Japan Ryokan a Buddhist monk in the Zen sect was a major figure in Tokugawa poetry Though a Zen master he never headed a temple but chose to live alone in simple huts and to support himself by
  • Title: Ryōkan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan
  • Author: Ryōkan Burton Watson
  • ISBN: 9780231044158
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ryōkan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan By Ryōkan Burton Watson Ryokan 1758 1831 , a Buddhist monk in the Zen sect, was a major figure in Tokugawa poetry Though a Zen master, he never headed a temple but chose to live alone in simple huts and to support himself by begging His poems are mainly a record of his daily activitiesof chores, lonely snowbound winters, begging expeditions to town, meetings with friends, romps with the villagRyokan 1758 1831 , a Buddhist monk in the Zen sect, was a major figure in Tokugawa poetry Though a Zen master, he never headed a temple but chose to live alone in simple huts and to support himself by begging His poems are mainly a record of his daily activities of chores, lonely snowbound winters, begging expeditions to town, meetings with friends, romps with the village children At the same time they show us how rich a spiritual and intellectual life a man could enjoy in the midst of poverty.
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      Ry kan Taigu 1758 1831 was a quiet and eccentric S t Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit Ry kan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life.Ry kan lived a very simple, pure life, and stories about his kindness and generosity abound However, even though he lived his simple and pure life, he also displayed characteristics that under normal circumstances would be out of line for a normal monk.

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    1. I have no doubt that Ryokan s poetry deserves a better rating than this, but then I have no doubt his poetry deserves a better translation than this Here is just one example.Buddha s something made up in the mind The Way it doesn t exist either.I m telling you believe what I say don t go off in some wild direction.Point your cart shafts north and try to get to the tropics when do you think you ll ever arrive I like the idea a lot, but look at the pedestrian line four This sounds like conversatio [...]


    2. Ryokan 1758 1831 was one of Japan s poet priests he supported himself by begging and never headed a temple His poetry was written in both Japanese and Chinese and forms a record of his daily activities lonely winters in snowy Niigata, playing with the village children, meetings with friends, begging expeditions Despite his poverty, Ryokan led a rich spiritual and intellectual life and his poetry is infused with a particular kind of humor As always Watson has provided excellent and academically r [...]


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