臨済宗 妙心寺派 聖福寺 御詠歌 唱歌
“Like water”
by the Zen master Yamada Mumon
Like water
Not stagnating
Flowingly
Hope to go

Even if we meet good things
Even if we meet bad things
Never look back
Keep advancing
Hope to go flowingly

Even if we see the beautiful flowers on either bank of the river
Even if we hear the birds chirping cheerfully
Praising their beauty
Taking joy in their cheer
Continue on moving forward

They say that flowing water never freezes
They say that running water never stagnates
I believe it is alive

Nourishes farms
Raises plants
Rears fish
Never want a higher place
Towards a lower and lower place
Like water
I hope to flow
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