O Japanese silence,
O Japanese peace!
I see my ancient homeland
smiling inside your eyes.
O flood me with glowing joy
of all your rivers and streams,
O fill me with golden light
of your unclouded skies,
Serenity’s beauty and grace
and boundless happiness-smile!
I close my eyes and see Your Eyes,
And vastness of the seven skies,
And beauty of the seven worlds
Inside my silent heart unfolds.
O Being boundless and free,
I bow to Thee, and bow to Thee.
Your silent Light is all I have,
I was, I am and I shall be.
Inside Your Light I lose myself,
A tiny drop in shining sea
That calmly rolls its endless waves
Onto the sand of nights and days.
Engulfed, enfolded in Your Light,
I lose my “I” inside Your Eyes,
Like silent star in silent sky
That melts in golden sunrise —
I look into Your Eyes and see
That I am You, and You are me.