The Samadhi of a Golden Lotus for Us All

By David Hōkai Abbott, prisoner

To daily fresh touch the the-thousand things

and the World beneath your feet

is to step off the hundred-foot pole;

For neither is there vertical, horizontal,

emptiness, time or space within the


But, Only the silent illumination which reflects

even a profound and actualized light of a

Golden Lotus within its clear-spirit


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