The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Verses to the Ten Oxherding Pictures

Verse 6.

Free from Constraints [Unrestrained]
[The ox] sleeps peacefully in the open ground, his mind mollified,
Not bothered by switch or whip, he is forever free of restraints.
The hill-country herdsboy lounges beneath the cyan pine,
The tune he plays is melodious and brimming with joy.