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thought, word, deed;
spirit, mind, body.
with a proper understanding of attribution,
misogi reveals its secrets. only to those,
dedicated to the way, does the lamp spark.
with a proper application of attribution,
misogi purifies the bases. only to those,
walking the way, does the lamp illuminate.
with a proper ordering of attribution,
misogi brings expedient means, only to those,
joining walking and way, does the lamp function.
now having surpassed expedient means,
you don the bell, and ring the ceremonial robes.1
in great wisdom –
samsara and nirvana,
okuden; the dragon pearl,
wrapped in horse dung.
susano o no mikoto, shit on your throne.
even the sun goddess herself hid in rock cave!
throw open that rock door!
1 in homage to 無門慧開 (無門關, 16).