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Every day, priests minutely examine the Dharma
and endlessly chant complicated sutras.
Before doing that, though, they should learn
how to read the love letters
sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.
Source: Great Middle Way
Ikkyū (Ikkyū Sōjun, 1394–1481) was an eccentric iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet. He had a great impact on the infusion of Japanese art and literature with Zen attitudes and ideals.