Haiku Seeds Haiku Flowers


haiku flowers -
Japanese seeds
for the whole world

For Taisen Deshimaru
who brought Zen seeds to France

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Taisen Deshimaru (birth name: Yasuo Deshimaru) (1914-1982) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher. Born in the Saga Prefecture of Kyushu, Deshimaru was raised by his grandfather, a former Samurai before the Meiji Revolution, and by his mother, a devout follower of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism.

He received dharma transmission from Master Yamada Reirin.

In 1967, Deshimaru came to Europe and settled in Paris in order to fulfill his master's wish and spread the teachings of Zen. In the 1970's, his mission grew and he received dharma transmission from Master Yamada Reirin and became kaikyosokan (head of Japanese Soto Zen for a particular country or continent) in Europe.

He trained many disciples, and was the catalyst for the creation of a multitude of practice centers. His teachings and multitude of books helped spread the influence of Zen in Europe and America, particularly of the Soto sect. He founded the AZI in 1970 and La Gendronnière in 1979. He died in 1982, after having solidly established Zen practice in the West.

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I learned this again from Deshimaru Sensei

haiku seeds are from Japan
but haiku flowers blossom
in the whole wide world


the flowers of haiku
in the whole world
Japanese seeds

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, Gabi san!

A friend from France

Anonymous said...

haiku seeds are from Japan
but haiku flowers blossom
in the whole wide world

I like this ku very much.
It fit my thinking.

Now I am planing the display of haiku and haiga, titled "Issa and world fellows, or Issa Plaza"


Gabi Greve said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Sakuo san,
I am looking forward to the ISSA PLAZA !


facebook said...

lovely Gabi !

anonymous said...

sprout in a foreign soil...
fruit grafts

Gabi sama, arigatou gozaimashita.... See more

Now and Zen... bow and

Though the roots
from Japanese seeds...
the shade is elsewhere

bowing deeply to you, Gabi sama.


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