Bodhidharma in a Cave


Nyoshul Khenpo Poem

Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.

"Bodhidharma in a Cave" Inscription by Mushô Jôshô (1234-1306)
Japan, Kamakura period
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk
Height 107.5 cm, width 54.5 cm
Rokuon-ji Temple

Yao Xin of Scottsdale, Arizona,graphic artist.