TeaLife Audio – Ep 153 – Obon

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  • Anthony
  • TJ


  • Tanya



by Saigyõ

omoi naredomo
sutete idemu
makoto no michi zo
makoto naru beki

Hard it is 
to leave the world
yet leave I will
for the true path
is the truth

Information referenced

Books Mentioned :

  • Hungry Ghosts – Andy Rotman
  • Gazing at the Moon: Buddhist Poems of Solitude – Saigyõ 

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TeaLife Audio – Ep 151 – Tanabata with Palmer-sensei

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  • Tj
  • Anthony


  • Palmer-senei



鳴な虫別るる恋はほしにさへ。 小林一 

Nakuna mushi wakaruru koi wa hoshi ni sae. Ko-bayashi I-ssa.

(After the death of his wife.)


Cry not insects divided love even stars among.  Little-grove One-tea.

(literal translation)


Oh, insects, cease your cries that pierce the heart. 

Lovers, even among the stars, must part.

(Translated by Harold Stewart.)

(Harold chose the form of the Heroic couplet when translating Haiku.) 

From his, ‘A Chime of Windbells‘.

(Courtesy of Allan Sōsei Palmer Sensei)


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