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Tag: Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku

[52] From my youth I piled studies upon studies (from The Shodoka)

Poet: Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku

From my youth I piled studies upon studies,
In sutras and sastras I searched and researched,
Classifying terms and forms, oblivious to fatigue.
I entered the sea to count the sands in vain
And then the Tathagata scolded me kindly
As I read “What profit in counting your neighbor’s treasure?”