By the old walls of Kyoto: a year's cycle of landscape poems with prose commentaries

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Weatherhill, 1981 - Poetry - 463 pages

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A humble poetic account of author's metaphysical journey from the self power of Zen to the other power of the Shin faith. While the poetry might not be everyones' cup of tea, the accompanying prose essays are second to none in describing Kyoto and Buddhism. Read full review

Contents

Meditating on the Stone Garden of Ryoanji
8
Lingering at the Window of an
28
a Enjoying the Evening Cool
34
Burning an IncenseStick at Mampukuji
40
Viewing the Autumn Moon from Daikakuji
51
Rambling in Midautumn Afternoon
72
Arriving toward Sunset at the Sanzenin
78
Waiting for Sunrise at the Silver Pavilion
105
Call of Command
233
From Pleasure
263
b On the Iconography of the Miroku Bosatsu
270
Meditation and the Nembutsu
277
The Sphere of the Moon
292
The Saga of Kenreimonin
309
The Crosswise Leap
327
From Circumference
338

Returning through the Old Graveyards
122
The Hard Path
141
On the Metaphysics of the Stone Garden
157
A Cure for the Three Poisons
189
Pollution and the Pure Land
390
Rebirth at Sunset
407
GlossaryIndex
431
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