NOWZEN HAIKU

BY ZENMASTER JAY A.K.A. CHRISTOPHER JAY LAMB

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NOWZEN HAIKU

Not grasping right now Simply reflecting it well Mind like a mirror

A world of free spirits Shaping our experience Drawing on our soul

The yin and the yang All concepts have compliments Just the way it is

ZENMASTER JAY

II

NOWZEN HAIKU

The truth is the truth It is the way it is, so… This world can appear

See mind by not seeing Eye that sees can’t see itself Oh well… never mind

No hesitation Means you don’t think twice about What’s going on right now

ZENMASTER JAY

III

NOWZEN HAIKU

Who we really are Has no beginning or end This is beyond words

Counting on numbers Like flying without the wing Only leads to letdown

It is up to you Worldly goals lead to sorrow So what is worldly?

ZENMASTER JAY

IV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Set up your treasure In the heaven that’s right now Composites perish

When you want the truth Like the air that you do breathe Then you will have it

All imaginable Disease is everywhere And so is the cure

ZENMASTER JAY

V

NOWZEN HAIKU

Once upon a time… Do you know how to get off? Without dying first?

Backwards and forwards Is only for the people Thinking they’re going

Make your monkey mind One pointed singularity Encompassing all

ZENMASTER JAY

VI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Can you picture this... The trap and the one who’s trapped Are one and the same

Learning begets doubt The way, the truth, and the life Simply everywhere

Words like a finger That is pointing at the moon Tao called Tao ain’t Tao

ZENMASTER JAY

VII

NOWZEN HAIKU

We make this moment With tools of past and future This is the reason

One who knows don’t speak The one who speaks does not know Speak for the speechless

You are what you eat Focus makes our reality This is what that means

ZENMASTER JAY

VIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

This thing that we do Perform again and again Means identity

Illusions are real To the one who is dreaming All you can do is…

You can fix what’s broke And you can break what’s fixed The fixless endures

ZENMASTER JAY

IX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Mind over matter It is written in the stars Like mass makes matter

Every mind is a world Where ever you go there you are Make no excuses

Is this good or bad The perfect way is only hard For those who choose

ZENMASTER JAY

X

NOWZEN HAIKU

Reincarnation Karma and evolution No basis in truth

Form is formlessness Causation not necessary Formlessness is form

People grow old and die Because they see others do it Who is your master?

ZENMASTER JAY

XI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Giving your power To life or the story of… The bed that you make

True words make no point True lovers are not discreet True love everywhere

Can you imagine… Your original face is… Really everyone’s

ZENMASTER JAY

XII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Gift of eternity Don’t wait another moment This present is now!

I can tell you why Heaven is now or never But can you see why

Hell is to desire Some other moment than this Unlimited one

ZENMASTER JAY

XIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

What really exists Inside this moment present Could be anything!

The future is what Happened to the past which is Almost going to

Perspectives do change What’s the future and what’s past Depends on the view

ZENMASTER JAY

XIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

There can be but one Only the truth can remain Constant change is here

Wisdom is a broom Held over the heart and mind Are you swept away?

Danger is a risk And an opportunity Relatively speaking

ZENMASTER JAY

XV

NOWZEN HAIKU

When you see a chance To free this worldly romance You choose to do so?

The student’s ready And the master has arrived Big happy family

The rules of the game For one who knows the true self They do not apply

ZENMASTER JAY

XVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

The end always comes Amidst doubt and confusion Where ego begins

This very moment There are no limitations One hand is clapping

Of what is the light? When one dreams, how are they lit? Light of the one mind

ZENMASTER JAY

XVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

All things seek their end Where they do find their meaning Lib… liberation

Peace is in the truth Seek to follow in no one’s steps May peace be with you

Watch close what you see Spirits dancing in the soul This significance

ZENMASTER JAY

XVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

World weary am I… It sure is a good thing that Heaven is right here

The great martial art… To express the truth you know Just being yourself

Follow any path With truest of devotion You’re already there

ZENMASTER JAY

XIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

In your heart and world Breathe the source of the universe It’s your sustenance!

Love is always in To leave something out is fear In and out reflect

Fundamentally This is what happens at death… Really… I mean it…now

ZENMASTER JAY

XX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Do not strain yourself Life, death, just concepts in flux In every moment

Cruising in this life car Shiny wheels are in motion And then they fall off

Enlightenment Progress is an illusion …we’ve always been there

ZENMASTER JAY

XXI

NOWZEN HAIKU

With things on our mind We’re led by dreams within dreams We must be dreaming

Master your own mind And fear not thy own shadow Receive… do not grasp

There just is no need Reach for it and you will miss Let loose… it follows

ZENMASTER JAY

XXII

NOWZEN HAIKU

No wonder I gaze so often At truth from a world of illusion What could be more beautiful?

I just can’t place it It’s all so original Mystical mystery

Things are relative Nothing is absolute Be the absolute

ZENMASTER JAY

XXIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Please do not suffer From all there names and words around Making the world go’ round

You see love’s the key Found in truth, to be set free Love is the answer

Now slip into this… Always is and never was Relax… just in time

ZENMASTER JAY

XXIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Polluting the mind The ill communication You already know

Beating drums of peace Patriotic infantry Disturb the peaceful

Inside the boxes Of our new world paradigm Where is my I pod?

ZENMASTER JAY

XXV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Whom does all this serve? While this all just comes to pass… We are the one mind

You can rest assured The reason that we are living Just what we’re doing

Return to nature Don’t stay inside these four walls Been to Hawaii?

ZENMASTER JAY

XXVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Superstitious ness Comes from not deeply knowing The source of power

Awareness arrives Infinity is everywhere Planets are just planes

What a world this is Illusion at every turn Yet so is reality

ZENMASTER JAY

XXVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

All must come to pass So why cry over spilt milk? There are lots of cats

The core of samsara Lust, hatred, and ignorance Tripods need all legs

Stay clear, so sage says All things in moderation Even moderation

ZENMASTER JAY

XXVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Like a good days work Can bring you a peaceful rest Life to afterlife

The truth can shine now That my world’s out of the way It was there all along

Make your own weather Exertion overcomes cold Calmness beats the heat

ZENMASTER JAY

XXIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Every where’s the center Of the universe and life The air that you breathe

Don’t you know it’s true? The one you love is everywhere Unconditional

Nothing left to lose That’s when it all could be yours The beauty of it

ZENMASTER JAY

XXX

NOWZEN HAIKU

The truth is right now Anything is possible It’s always right now!

The future and past Can only be this moment You can see right through…

All the mind is Two mirrors reflect each other Perfect mind a mirror

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXI

NOWZEN HAIKU

There’s just this one thing Every single thing is just one mind All do know this way

The deepest ground is The highest elevation So… can you dig it?

Wishing to attain Just makes it stand in the way And that is o.k.

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXII

NOWZEN HAIKU

The mind that thinks Is not different at all from The mind that knows

Letting go what’s going And letting come what’s coming This is what grace is

Never nearer the light Than when the dark is deepest This infinite womb

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Waking up just means That for real you are dreaming Just let it all go

Mind is a black hole With an event horizon Have an open mind…

Stars communicate The universe is alive Starlight communion

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

The ultimate is Letting all our moments be Just that which they are

If you sit…just sit And then if you stand… just stand Just do not wobble

Thin ice on a lake Politeness amidst company And here comes the sun!

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Out to see the sights Plucking petals from flowers You can’t gather beauty

The smell of dirt In concrete jungle landscapes The people don’t know

A very blank stare The mind that only knows the world Is just fine actually

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Cut away excess Know when enough is enough It’s always enough

Walking in the rain Autumn leaves float down the street A car splashes me!

Nothing ever moves Rivers know not where they flow Nor we where we go

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

To smell the roses I like riding bicycles Even that’s too fast!

Appointments are made Know why moments are fleeting? They have places to go

It takes a soft touch Appreciate what it is Forget about it

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Just sitting around Writing all these little poems And my cat pets me

Breaking all the rules When setting higher standards Later they say hoo-ray

Better come correct Women like the universe Only get one chance

ZENMASTER JAY

XXXIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Do people make kids Or do kids make people Imagination

No hope for the senses They’re wallowing in their mud Are you up the creek?

World cops on war paths And there is no way to peace But peace is the way

ZENMASTER JAY

XL

NOWZEN HAIKU

Fortified food stuff Religions for the masses Control the people

The most sacred space This place untainted by man A gem in the rough

Just washing your bowl The inaction in action This is simple mind

ZENMASTER JAY

XLI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Waking to bird song The gaze of the beautiful A very good sign

Dark clouds hang overhead Thinking about things to come Welcome to graceland

The names come and go No need to worry about Staying anywhere

ZENMASTER JAY

XLII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Quit while you’re ahead When the pen runs out of ink You’ll say that it’s fate

You’ve too many words There’s a self for every thing You talk to your self

Kids too young to speak Black cats with two white whiskers Smile knowingly

ZENMASTER JAY

XLIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Find penny pick her up All day long you’ll have good luck Unless you’re on tails

Merry go round hell Habit ridden consciousness Running in circles

The socialized mind Removed from intuition Here’s my cell number

ZENMASTER JAY

XLIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Careful what you wish When the floodgates are opened What’s left is your life

Is your labor of love Do you work or do you toil Can’t wait to finish

Here in the show biz We all like happy endings They make us money

ZENMASTER JAY

XLV

NOWZEN HAIKU

This is official I am the authority Nothing to question

A big hairy ape Strolling through the lingerie Opposites attract

I like to frequent Secret corners of the world You might not know of

ZENMASTER JAY

XLVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

This is your story Judging books by their covers Then call it reading

What you just don’t know You don’t have to understand You already do

Sometimes I am awake But sometimes I like to sleep Life in the twilight

ZENMASTER JAY

XLVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

How is it going? No… really… I do mean it… How’s it that it goes?

Always when traveling People ask me where I’m from Center’s everywhere

Going on memory Anything is effortless Once the groove is made

ZENMASTER JAY

XLVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

The sun in the sky… Just a reflection of the… Moon on the water!

Cool dew in the air A smile on a fair maiden Sure signs of spring

With nothing to say There’s no reason left to cry About words going away

ZENMASTER JAY

XLIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

If you understand The cycle of addiction You understand mind

Woman is the word And man is the reason I speak

In these soft round worlds All shot up with asteroids The dream of a woman

ZENMASTER JAY

L

NOWZEN HAIKU

And it’s all the same This is when it comes to truth Progress…illusion

Beauty of music Like life, you’ve got to flow with… To appreciate

Get off to be on Beauty begins with ugliness Dynamic balance

ZENMASTER JAY

LI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Just reverse your thoughts See that the outside is in It’s all in your head

It’s raining garbage Right here on your evening news Such nice packaging

Fuel for the rat race We’ve streamlined your pleasure Consumer science

ZENMASTER JAY

LII

NOWZEN HAIKU

All things are on fire Spontaneous combustion The speed of space dust

Acceleration Traversing the dimensions The essence of fire

Such an ugly thing With not a hair out of place The other side calling

ZENMASTER JAY

LIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

For better or for worse The stewards of the planet Anthropocentric

Without waking them… How can you tell the sleeping… You snooze and you lose?

Gotten city-eyzed So let’s get back to nature Love it or leave it

ZENMASTER JAY

LIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Something fun to do Like dropping the other shoe The tack at hand done

Create a new day Imagine the beautiful All goes its’ own way

Tab A to slot B Taking care of business Insert your name here

ZENMASTER JAY

LV

NOWZEN HAIKU

So industrial Economy stimulated Fire, kings, and women

Short end of the stick On the other side of the coin No correlation

Just stop making sense Logic must be attended Free to speak freely

ZENMASTER JAY

LVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

So symbiotic The way this mating game works Reciprocating

Change needs a constant And the constant is a dream And so is the change

The customary This so called reality Dreamland… say hello!

ZENMASTER JAY

LVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Taking it all in Is like letting it all go Just relax and breathe

They say déjà vu Means that you’re on the right track Nature is calling

Death is illusion It’s always in the future Dying to know this

ZENMASTER JAY

LVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Ways of the wayward They send you this way and that Now is where Zen is!

Whole spectrum is right here World’s bright or dim as you see What a view it is

A ride for a song Structure of the universe Harmony machine

ZENMASTER JAY

LIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Ask for what you want When you are sure what it is Then you can have it

Flying carpet rides Use your imagination And then you can go

Want misperceives lack What you want you can not have Just because you want

ZENMASTER JAY

LX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Ego wants to choose So you set limitations To try to get around

You can’t win them all Unless you know how to lose Without finding loss

Manifestation It’s a miraculous thing Not run by mating games

ZENMASTER JAY

LXI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Take it or leave it Love it or leave it behind Use it or lose it

It is everywhere You see everything from here Universal center

Separate self not real Illness is an illusion Healer… heal thyself!

ZENMASTER JAY

LXII

NOWZEN HAIKU

You can change your mind All is one and one is all My favorite flavor

Been desensitized? Regain sensitivities… Just get out of touch

If you lose your mind Without losing reality You have found yourself

ZENMASTER JAY

LXIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

All is the unknown Comfortable with the mystery That is pure genius

Not flattered by praise Nor being hurt by the blame Watch closely… you’ll see

Very grave matter Time is perceiving passing Death synonymous

ZENMASTER JAY

LXIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

What does all this mean? You can return to the root And find the meaning

When it comes to life Zero gravity rules…man Gravid means pregnant

Words have resonance Mean one thing to intellect Another to soul

ZENMASTER JAY

LXV

NOWZEN HAIKU

You will lose your mind If you try to figure it out And that’s a good thing

An infinite spark Lights the entire universe Shade is as shade does

Just one moment there Can set you free forever Here is where it’s at

ZENMASTER JAY

LXVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Goddess universe She seems to come near Only in your dreams

Higher in heavens Congruity of macro and micro Deeper underground

By the grace of God It’s ordered… it’s a miracle Don’t trip on the word

ZENMASTER JAY

LXVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

We are not human And not other than human Don’t have to get it

Possessions posses The one who tries to control Inevitably

God is love’s body An unconditional love Love is God’s mind

ZENMASTER JAY

LXVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

All the words I’ve found Better not to speak of words You can’t see right through

With no circumference Center can be anywhere One sided circle

All transportation Really teleportation In infinite eyes

ZENMASTER JAY

LXIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Knowing is flowing Meditation is right now Just go with the flow

Never know ‘till you go Should you stay or should you go But can you come back?

There’s no going back There’s no continuity But the perception

ZENMASTER JAY

LXX

NOWZEN HAIKU

There is a constant The self that is your true self But it is selfless

With no peace of mind All that’s known is suffering Peace is the true way

The one that you love Is most truly everywhere Writing on the wall

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Once it’s seen one way You have to re-mind yourself To see any other

I guess you could say When it all comes together The project is done

All the world a stage None of us are just actors But the stage as well

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXII

NOWZEN HAIKU

We’re superhuman This world is our kryptonite That makes us human

Where is your head at? Home is where the heart is… Infinite abode

When you choose to live Not in funeral processions That’s when you’ll find me

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

The whole universe Every single one of us Is the only one

The way of being Beyond and before it all Is this… right here… now

Bring your mind over here Before you go over there May you go in peace

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Reaching for heavens Like they’re outside of yourself Just brings forth more earth

Letting it be so Doing just as it pleases Don’t worry… you’ll get it

Want more freedom? There is limited freedom Amidst more choices

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Here in the first place Desire to exist or not to… Exactly the same.

Birds of a feather Why do crowds attract crowds? Because like finds like

All is finished …for only the trying is left completely undone

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Dispel your spellings Break free… see the otherside You like to ignore

Where can it be Can’t live with or without it Chasing my own tail

Breaking the cycle Only determines… The revolution

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

The genesis paradox… Can something come from nothing? Refer to yin yang

They know no sorrow Letting it be as it is Like leaves falling

Don’t forget who you are And you’ll never have to have Just half the story

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Formalities… fine All that which the course is for Let true nature shine

Taken to the brink Of total oblivion Your word awaits you

All things do revolve Around one thing and nothing Go for… all… or nothing

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Try to be someone? Be with all or you will be Nothing at all

See if you can see That there is no such thing as… Anything… you see

No person or place Thus come all things in season Original face

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Right, wrong, left, right Every single thing is just Held by the one mind

Thus all things are like Waves to ocean, clouds to sky Opinions to mind

Found your own way here Enlightenment does not care How you get there

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Do you want the truth? And the peace that goes with it? Then look no further

Here we go again Our lives like falling leaves Forever rising

Go where you do please With the one who is everywhere Via con Dios

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXII

NOWZEN HAIKU

So obvious it’s hidden Where you always go is where You always have been

The running water Never thinking twice about Where it is going

When all things pass away You shall see that all things Have always been here

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Which way shall you go? All roads lead to the same place Here! …all things begin.

This place… dreams were made Built to burn yet never fade Dreaming in twilight

Living in your dreams And then dreaming in your life This creates the strife

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Voice is your spirit Speak your mind ‘till you lose it Then you’ll find your soul

The birthplace of right Is the deeming of the wrong The realm of the flesh

Life technology This mind works just like magic Tech no logical

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Our premonitions Ability to learn is culture Paradigm patterns

The truth does not change Nor does it make change occur All things in accord

Where do they come from? The colors of the rainbow… Never fade in the mind

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

To venture is to gain And then to gain is to lose No matter what… they say

The one who is alive Is from the one who is dead How do you figure?

The true way of life Is to give way to all ways Always… forever

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

A flower in the morning sun Does not insist on knowing Before it will open

So close to the truth Sitting near devotedly Like heaven on earth

Please don’t confuse What’s real and what’s illusion To an end… confusion

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Until you can trust In what can not be trusted With all your heart

Sooner or later All the heavens and the earth These things come and go

It’s right over there! See what I’m pointing at here? Neither here nor there

ZENMASTER JAY

LXXXIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Hunger in the valley There is plenty up on high Living in a black hole

Hungry ghost is lacking It’s connection with the sky Don’t ask when… or why

Here is where you’ll be That glorious day when you Awake from these dreams

ZENMASTER JAY

XC

NOWZEN HAIKU

The most obvious Just seems hidden because it Never goes away

The nature of light Is the mind of which it’s made With respect to the soul

You have the strength to… Realize your truest desire And put out the fire

ZENMASTER JAY

XCI

NOWZEN HAIKU

The winds of change Are blown out and by Pure light of reason

This is what you do… Perceive the anticipated And then call it now

Better off this way To the best of your knowledge Worse things could happen

ZENMASTER JAY

XCII

NOWZEN HAIKU

The chasms below And the great heavens above They’re always open

Double yellow lines And all these troubled waters They’re made for crossing

What does the wind say When you cut down all the trees No air left to breathe

ZENMASTER JAY

XCIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Round and round it goes Where it stops, nobody knows Wheels sure are pretty

With nothing in mind The art flows from the heart With beauty in the eye

Without a doubt and… Without an education Are one and the same

ZENMASTER JAY

XCIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

To identify A self and an other is Misidentification

Whom encounters whom You just can’t tell the difference Truth be known… and shown

Clouds will form in skies And rain will fall where fires burn Coming down to earth

ZENMASTER JAY

XCV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Bring your mind to this A thing which it can not grasp The mind itself

Walking on hot coals Sleeping on a bed of nails Make your own wisdom

It all fits somehow Everything is connected Like I said… one mind

ZENMASTER JAY

XCVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Gone with the program They are afraid of the free Once fear settles in

Down the rabbit hole… It’s a trip to the unknown Goes on forever

A drop in the ocean And ocean into the drop Thanks to infinite

ZENMASTER JAY

XCVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

To think for yourself So few know how anymore To even think at all

Without controlling It can all be as you wish If you just let go

Isn’t it ironic Between us and our truest desire Stand only ourselves

ZENMASTER JAY

XCVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

And what do you know… Worlds from where thoughts do gather Where does that leave us?

Come this way with me All things within each other No way out is free

Without exports The relatively important Takes care of itself

ZENMASTER JAY

XCIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

You’re getting closer When you find the one you love Also in yourself

Life goes by too fast Also by too slow for want Of the deathlessness

The most time there is Fits into the least moment Time just warps the mind

ZENMASTER JAY

C

NOWZEN HAIKU

Waves are a time warp Nothing is moving at all All is still… moving

Like dust in the wind It just takes two to tango The whole world appears

Who deems what is what? I’d like to tell you it’s I… But really it’s us

ZENMASTER JAY

CI

NOWZEN HAIKU

Wanting to be done And yet not wanting to be Makes for quite a fix

This is the challenge To know the unknowable… Be impossible

This is without doubt And it makes me wonder But not confused

ZENMASTER JAY

CII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Which one do you like? The one you choose will show you That they’re all the same

The only thing holding The human potential back Is what we call human

This we call earth… The wind in the change afoot This fire of desire

ZENMASTER JAY

CIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

The air you breathe Does not come from outside you If you only knew

It’s funny isn’t it… That the less you break the rules The more you forget you can!

Grimace for greeting Coloring inside the lines Pretty much status quo

ZENMASTER JAY

CIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Seen the shoppers lately? So much grimacing going on Future must look grim

No objective world You might call it translating Interpretation

Carrot hung from head There are infinite layers To this existence

ZENMASTER JAY

CV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Pain pales compared to Longing for another moment… This is suffering

Fear not and go forth When the dark is the deepest You are in the light

‘Till the end of time Beauty is anesthesia Use it wisely

ZENMASTER JAY

CVI

NOWZEN HAIKU

I can tell you why Right now… but the how Would take forever

The foolish desires Serve as guiding lights and rails For those on the way

An all time illusion Like it’s taken us eons In just one instant

ZENMASTER JAY

CVII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Are you getting lost? Keeping up appearances Substance out of touch

That is what you get Mixing divine and mundane Story of my life

Our cherished sayings Contain deepest of wisdom From our point of view

ZENMASTER JAY

CVIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Hot for impulsive Cold for deliberate That’s the way it goes

Do unto others Show respect where respect is due Takes one to know one

Grass always greener Like a free world over there… Or so I hear

ZENMASTER JAY

CIX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Here, there, everywhere The path that no one goes down The one we are all on

The mind is a cage Those with thoughts yet not thinking They are free to go

This life and the next Virtues create events The way that we are

ZENMASTER JAY

CX

NOWZEN HAIKU

Behind the scenes What does not make any sense Is just that which does

Doing it justice Just what I’m talking about I just can not say

What’s real and what’s not By a thin line you’ve been caught Dream and dreamer alike

ZENMASTER JAY

CXI

NOWZEN HAIKU

A timeless practice Dispelling ignorance Is a full time job

It’s nice to know That forgetting is the way To really know

Another way of Interpreting your self All by your self

ZENMASTER JAY

CXII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Death… the entering Into life... is the exit Ultimate playground!

The experiences of life Are the paint on the canvas Of life itself

Universally speaking The verb, the noun, and the pronoun Are one

ZENMASTER JAY

CXIII

NOWZEN HAIKU

Make way for the king! How do I know who he is? The last one standing

The color and the shape Like death just a perception Just find what forms them

It all has a use All happens for a reason From man to woman

ZENMASTER JAY

CXIV

NOWZEN HAIKU

Lead horses to water But you can not make them drink The fountain of youth

How to create it The stuff that dreams are made of Visualization

When all’s said and done No one left to care about What the score is

ZENMASTER JAY

CXV

NOWZEN HAIKU

ZENMASTER JAY

CXVI