Ax from next Monday, I made the decision to comment on the the Ten Oxherding Pictures. Not an easy task and by far, and a very limited attempt. Anyway, for those interested in doing some homework (I know you are busy... but that should not take long, just a few minutes reading and a bit of reflecting), they may check this version transcribed by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki (you will find the original in print in Zen Flesh, Zen Bones)
You may also have a look at this version on the website of an authentic Zen monk, Gabor Terebess trained in Japan with the verses composed of kakuan Zenji and a great teisho by KUBOTA Ji'un.
or the other version by Shubun,
If you could at least read the verses and look at the pictures, it would be helpful to understand what I am going to try to convey. It will be my take, not a traditional one, and It might irritate a few scholars if they bump into my ramblings and mumblings...
Love to all