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The Daily Dharma – June 13, 2021

Tree lit on one side by morning light in a setting of massive boulders at City of Rocks State Park.

Continuing from The Story of Shunkai . . .

She met a Shinshu priest who taught her the name of the Buddha of Love, and in this Shunkai found some solace and peace of mind. She passed away when she was still exquisitely beautiful and hardly thirty years old.

She wrote her own story in a futile endeavor to support herself and some of it she told to a woman writer. So it reached the Japanese people. Those who rejected Shunkai, those who slandered and hated her, now read of her life with tears of remorse.

from 101 Zen Stories
as printed in Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

Tree in Morning Light Image Seamus Berkeley