Mind Clouds

Thoughts on mindfulness in daily life

No Strangers

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Joseph Goldstein quoted the following poem by the 18th century Japanase poet Issa, during a recorded talk I listened to on Dharma Seed during the week, on equanimity. I found this short haiku poem very moving and poignant so thought I’d share it here.

Blossoming cherryIn the cherry blossom’s shade
there’s no such thing
as a stranger.

Kobayashi Issa


One thought on “No Strangers

  1. A good reminder to share and not to look for enemies or rivals. Each person is fragile, each person is in want of the shade and protection trees give us, not just me.

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