It is the sameness for the sea

Not to refrain from accepting water

And for this reason

Water smoothly gathers together

To make the sea.

The Dharma hall or hatto of the Zen monastery Zuioji where the sutras are chanted.


Beside meditation and chanting sutras, daily work periods are major parts of the daily life in a Zen monastery. Here, we collected blossoms and leafs from a magnolia tree in front of the hatto.