enlightenment and nirvana are dead trees

moving water


“Enlightenment” and “Nirvana”?

They are dead trees 
to fasten a donkey to.

The scriptures? 
They are bits of paper 
to wipe mud

from your face.
 The four merits and the ten steps?

They are ghosts in their graves.
 What can

these things
 have to do with you

becoming free?



what is a buddha?