The Form of the Formless (from Hakuin’s Song of Zazen)

The Form of the Formless (from Hakuin’s Song of Zazen)

When you understand that form is the form of the formless,
Your coming-and-going takes place nowhere else but where you are.
When you understand that thought is the thought of the thought-less.
Your singing-and-dancing is no other than the voice of the Dharma.
How boundless is the sky of Samadhi!
How refreshingly bright is the moon of the Fourfold Wisdom!
Being so is there anything you lack?
As the Absolute presents itself before you
The place where you stand is the Land of the Lotus,
And your person — the body of the Buddha.

by Hakuin
English version by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Original Language Japanese

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