The Ten Oxherding Pictures

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“6. Unimpeded

On the verdant field the beast contentedly lies idling his time away,
No whip is needed now, nor any kind of restraint;
The boy too sits leisurely under the pine tree,
Playing a tune of peace, overflowing with joy.”

The Ten Oxherding Pictures
From “The Manual of Zen Buddhism”, D.T. Suzuki
By Shubun (15th Century)
@ Sacred Texts

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