Read Stonehouse In Troubled Times

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Scorpion tails and wolf hearts overrun the world everyone has a trick to get ahead but how many smiles in a lifetime how many moments of peace in a day who knows a toppled cart means try another track when trouble strikes there is no time for shame this old monk isn’t just talking he’s trying to remove your obstacles and chains

 

– From The Zen Works of Stonehouse: Poems and Talks of a 14th Century Chinese Hermit, translated by Red Pine (Counterpoint 1999).

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One Comment on “Read Stonehouse In Troubled Times”

  1. Tom Harris says:

    Good stuff-thanks

    On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM, the roy hamric blog wrote:

    > roy hamric posted: ” Scorpion tails and wolf hearts overrun > the world everyone has a trick to get ahead but how many smiles in a > lifetime how many moments of peace in a day who knows a toppled cart means > try another tr”


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