Ikkyūs Zen

Sitzen und Singen?
lieber die schlichte Weisheit
der Sinnesfreuden

Ikkyū Sōjun (1394-1481)

don’t hesitate get laid that’s wisdom
sitting around chanting what crap

(Crow With No Mouth. Ikkyū. Fifteenth Century Zen Master.
Versions by Stephen Berg. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press 1989. 54. Klappentext: „Zen master Ikkyū Sōjun was a Japanese monk-poet-calligrapher-musician who celebrated erotic love and attained satori upon hearing a crow call. Appointed headmaster at Daitokuji, the great temple in Kyoto, he lasted nine days before denouncing the rampant hypocrisy among the monks. He invited them to look for him in the sake parlors of the Pleasure Quarters.“)