The word “Zen” is derived from the Sanskrit word “dhyana” which means “meditation”. Its root meaning is “to see, to observe, to look”.
As I understand it, Zen involves seeing the true nature of things, not illusion. A state of being integrated in body, mind and spirit.
The last line of the haiku is my attempt at representing Zen.
Birds’ flight amidst shattered peace
Sun shines, river flow.
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