Zen proverb 38 : Hakubarokaniiru


Hello. I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

We have the new “REIWA” era today in Japan.

“REIWA” means “Beautiful Harmony.”

By the way, I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb also today.

It’s “Hakubarokaniiru.”

“ROKA” is a flower of a reed. It is white.

“HAKUBA” is a white horse.

So this proverb can be translated to “A white horse in white flowers of reeds.”

It means that it is not the same if you can’t distinguish.

You should put yourself in their position. You and they are different in each other.

There is the same proverb in English. It is “Think in their shoes.”