The monkey reaches for the moon in the water,
Until death overtakes him he’ll never give up.
If he would let go of the branch and disappear in the deep pool,
The whole world would shine with dazzling pureness.
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2 thoughts on “Hakuin”
I love Hakuin, such a need and deep story and the drawing symbolizes it perfectly. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks for your support Olaf.