Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows By Itself

兀然無事坐、春夾草自生 兀然 wù rán “quietly” (can also mean “dazed”, “bewildered”, “suddenly”, “unexpectedly”, or “abruptly”) 無事 wú shì “nothing happening” 坐 zuò “sitting” 春 chūn “spring” 來 lái “come, arrive, happen, occur” 草 cǎo “grass” 自 zì “oneself” 生 shēng “live, grow” From the “Zen Sand” (aka “Zenrin-kushū”, “Zen Phrase Book”, 禪林句集). See the very nice […]