In Honor and Memory

It is with much sadness, profound gratitude for his teachings, and joy in his friendship I give honor to the memory of a true master and spirit and one of my dearest teachers; Sensei Lawrence Kishiyama.
What is Harmony?
Who is harmonious?
Mountain does not worry.
River does not worry.
Clouds do no worrying.
Wind does no worrying.
Moon does not worry.
Stars do no worrying.
Ocean does not worry.
Earth does not worry.
Universe does not worry.
Harmony.
When nature wills my action, 
I allow my life its destiny.
~ L. Kishiyama

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Our life in this world

世の中は 
何にたとへん 
山彦の 
こたふる聲の 
空しきがごと 
Our life in this world – 
to what shall I compare it? 
Its like an echo 
resounding through the mountains 
and off into the empty sky.

~Ryokan