Dongshan's Voice of the Cuckoo (MK52)


For whom do you bathe and make yourself beautiful?
The cry of the cuckoo is calling you home;
Hundreds of flowers fall, yet her voice isn’t stilled;
even deep in jumbled mountains, it’s calling clearly.

– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 52

Audio August 5, 2020
78' 38"