SONG OF TWO SKIN BAGS
By Upasaka Kuo Chi Hopp
One skin bag plus one is two or three,
Or more, sacks of flesh and pus.
Defilement to defilement added thus
Equals only more impurity.
Two minds, blinded by cupidity,
Grasp at forms, but fail to see the flaws.
Coming together they produce the cause
Of endless suffering and stupidity.
The Dharma-body's pure;
It fills the ten directions without limit.
The Buddha-mind is sure;
I vow all living beings will attain it.
And now, this stinking bag of skin and blood and boneRequests, Venerable Master, when can I leave home?