Autumn is spirited and refreshing as this mountain ages.
A donkey observes the sky in the well, white moon floating.
One is not dependent;
One does not contain.
Letting go, vigorous with plenty of gruel and rice,
Flapping with vitality, right from head to tail,
Above and below the heavens, clouds and water are free.
– Dogen Zenji
from the book “Dogen’s Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku”
ISBN: 978-0861716708 – https://amzn.to/1izZiWz
translated by Taigen Dan Leighton & Shohaku Okumura