Soeng Hwa Sa Opening Ceremony Poem

In 2003, Zen Master Wu Bong attended the opening ceremony for the new Zen center in Israel, Soeng Hwa Sa (Nature Flower Temple). For this special event he wrote the following poem:

Soeng Hwa Temple is not a place
Its light casts no shadow
Its sound has no echo
If you find it, you will go to hell
If you do not find it, you will be lost in blankness
What can you do?
On the altar, the jasmine is white and
The lavender is purple

Zen Master Wu Bong