Here’s another poem by Daehaeng Kun Sunim that’s been turned into a Dharm song. The ideas she expresses in just a few lines have such nuances and depths to them…. “Start where you are, really, you have everything you need. *Really* you don’t need to go looking somewhere else. I’m not kidding! It’s not something you can grasp, but it’s there. Just learn to rely upon it. Discover the implications of this as you go, and learn to be a force for good in the world. Really! It’s all with you already!”
Always Flowing and Changing
This world is where the Buddha-dharma exists,
and where enlightenment is found.
Searching for great wisdom,
while ignoring what arises in this world,
is like looking for a rabbit with horns.
Take the idea
that transcending this world is the way,
or that involvement with the world is a deluded path,
and stomp both these ideas to pieces.
Then the great wisdom of your inherent nature
can freely flow forth.
-Daehaeng Kun Sunim