Your Best Season, Independence

When he came to Baso he again said, ‘Who is he that is independent of all things?’ Baso said, ‘When you have drunk all the water in the Yang-tze river, I will tell you.’ At this, Koji underwent his great experience and composed another verse:” (Two Zen Classics 263)

Spring comes with its flowers, autumn with the moon,summer with breezes, winter with snow; when useless things don’t stick in the mind, that is your best season.

-Wu-men Huai-kai


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