The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Verses to the Ten Oxherding Pictures

Verse 9.

Alone in the Light
With the ox nowhere to be found, the herdsboy is at leisure,
A solitary cloud suspended between glaucous peaks.
Clapping his hands, he sings loudly in the moonlight,
Returning home, there is still one more pass to cross.