The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Verses to the Ten Oxherding Pictures

Verse 7.

Perfectly Natural
Along willowed banks and amid springtime torrents, during twilight’s gloaming,
A light haze over fragrant grasses, lush greenery all around.
When hungry, the ox grazes, when thirsty, he drinks, passing his time freely.
Atop a boulder, the hill-country herdsboy is deep in sleep.