aki kaze ni anata makase no ko cho^ kana
in autumn wind
trusting in the Buddha...
. by Issa, 1805
Robin D. Gill assisted with this translation. Literally, the little butterfly "trusts in the Beyond," but in Issa's Pure Land sect this means trusting in the saving power of Amida Buddha to make possible its happy reincarnation, in the next life, in the Pure Land or Western Paradise. The cold autumn wind signifies the fact that death is near for the tiny, fragile creature. But instead of struggling against this inevitability, Issa suggests that the butterfly is surrendering to death, trusting death, and at the same time trusting in the Buddha. This is one of his most memorable images of religious surrender to Amida's "Other Power." http://cat.xula.edu/issa/
trust 70 % but uneasy 30%
How about you?
this is a very stirring work; i love both the spirituality of the haiku as well as the image rendition of the haiga
The harder the wind blows, the more I trust.
I love your painting for this one, Sakuo san. Could I have permission to post it to my blog?
Than you Gillena san for your deep comment.
You are very kind to help me much.
Yes Josh san,
Please post my work to your blog.
Thank you for sharing.
_In my trusting... do I surrender, or do I join death when it calls?
_Sakuo, as in this haiga, your art is exceptional! _m
Thank you Magyar san for your deep words.
"Trust" is the most important for world peace!
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