“The Ten Bulls” Is A Powerful Series Of Short Poems About The Path To Enlightenment

“The Ten Bulls” is a series of short poems stemming from the tradition of Zen Buddhism. Each poem is accompanied by a picture that is intended to provide insight into the path of attaining enlightenment.

As the student begins his search he leaves the comfort of his home for the tall grasses of the wilderness in his search for enlightenment (the bull). Slowly tracking down his companion, the student eventually finds what he is searching for and has to return home with a surprising realization.

In the below video is an english translation to each of these ancient verses and spiritual metaphors that provide a series of profound insights into the slippery slope of the path to awakening.

Special thanks to MRB for sharing “The Ten Bulls” with TIMEWHEEL.

Thanks to Time Wheel for this article