Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,

a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,

this is the best season of your life.

 

♦ 

Translated by Robert Aitken Roshi, © the estate of Robert Aitken Roshi. All rights reserved. 

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