The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Verses to the Ten Oxherding Pictures

Verse 5.

Docile and Submissive
In the shade of a green willow, on the bank of a timeless stream,
[The boy] releases him and he acquiesces, given free rein,
At dusk, with glaucous clouds, in lands with fragrant plants,
The herdsboy returns home, without needing to lead him.