Off the coast of Japan a monastery stood
When time came for the monks to meditate
A giant bell would strike
People in the fishing village not far from the island
Heard it and they were glad.
Suddenly a huge earthquake erupted sending the
Island to the bottom of the ocean.
People in the village were sad.
Then one day around sun-up
Boom! The bell came crashing like waves
Across their tiny village
And all the people smiled
One day a young Buddhist monk in Tokyo
Heard about this miracle so he went in search
Of this wonder.
He would sit down in deep meditation for hours
But nothing happened
This went on for weeks
So he gave up thinking it was all a ruse
By the fisher folk to get people to come to their village.
So the day of his departure he sat down by the waters edge
And looked out where the monastery once was
Giving up the idea of getting anywhere
Gets you everywhere…