Hakuun Yasutani

1885 - 1973

A Quote by Hakuun Yasutani on shame

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In last night's storm the beautiful blossoms all fell off. Ah! What a shame. When it rains for two or three days, again the weeds have grown up. Oh, well.

Hakuun Yasutani (1885 - 1973)

Source: Flowers Fall, 1996, Translated by Paul Jaffe

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Hakuun Yasutani on reality and regret

Even though flowers fall, don't regret it. Even though weeds grow, don't hate them. Don't arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving. If only we don't arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.

Hakuun Yasutani (1885 - 1973)

Source: Flowers Fall, 1996, Translated by Paul Jaffe

Contributed by: Zaady

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