This piece of incense Which I have had for a long long time I offer with no-hand To my Master, to my friend, Suzuki Shunryu0daiosho, The founder of these temples. There is no measure of what you have done. Walking with you in Buddha's gentle rain Our robes are soaked through, But on the lotus leaves Not a drop remains.
Our tendency is to be interested in something that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to have a good harvest, the most important thing is to make the soil rich and cultivate it well.