PDF Matsuo Basho · · The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel

'It was with aweThat I beheldFresh leaves green leavesBright in the sun'When the Japanese haiku master Basho composed The Narrow Road to the Deep North he was an ardent student of Zen Buddhism setting off on a series of travels designed to strip away the trappings of the material world and bring spiritual enlightenment He writes of the seasons changing the smell of the rain the brightness of the moon and the beauty of the waterfall through which he sensed the mysteries of the universe These writings not only chronicle Basho's travels but they also capture his vision of eternity in the transient world around himTranslated with an Introduction by Nobuyuki Yuasa'It was with aweThat I beheldFresh leaves green leavesBright in the sun'When the Japanese haiku master Basho composed The Narrow Road to the Deep North he was an ardent student of Zen Buddhism setting off on a series of travels designed to strip away the trappings of the material world and bring spiritual enlightenment He writes of the seasons changing the smell of the rain the brightness of the moon and the beauty of the waterfall through which he sensed the mysteries of the universe These writings not only chronicle Basho's travels but they also capture his vision of eternity in the transient world around himTranslated with an Introduction by Nobuyuki Yuasa'It was with aweThat I beheldFresh leaves green leavesBright in the sun'When the Japanese haiku master Basho composed The Narrow Road to the Deep North he was an ardent student of Zen Buddhism setting off on a series of travels designed to strip away the trappings of the material world and bring spiritual enlightenment He writes of the seasons changing the smell of the rain the brightness of the moon and the beauty of the waterfall through which he sensed the mysteries of the universe These writings not only chronicle Basho's travels but they also capture his vision of eternity in the transient world around himTranslated with an Introduction by Nobuyuki Yuasa