May 8th, 2010

maya lin landscape

A May Day!

I open Tamalpais Walking, by Tom Killion and Gary Snyder, open to these words by Dogen:

Study the mountain, using numerous worlds as your standards.

Walking backward, and backward walking, walking forward and 

backward, has never stopped since the first moment before form arose.

Walking backward does not obstruct walking forward.

A mountain always practices in every place.

Mountains and Water Sutra