Buddha's Enlightenment Day Poem 2000

Buddha's Enlightenment Day Poem 2000Zen Master Hae Kwang

Waiting for the morning star to rise, Waiting for enlightenment, Waiting for dawn, Waiting for the dawn of a new age, Waiting,

Just waiting is enlightenment.

Gautama fluffed up his straw, We fluff up our kapok. When the chugpi is hit We are waiting with Shakyamuni, Waiting,

Just waiting is emptiness.

Starlight drills through the stone Buddha, Moonlight swallows the black cushion. In this vast universe What are you waiting for?


Jupiter set this morning at dawn. Venus shines in the evening sky tonight.