Transcendental Haiku lives up to its name as the power of K'shi's enthralling verses remains etched long after you've finished reading the book.”

— Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review by Pikasho Deka [Read Full Review]

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Transcendental Haiku


Based on past-life impressions, the author uses haiku to paint a picture of the Oriental mystic and his transcendental wisdom. This book is for lovers of contemporary haiku who enjoy the poetic and mysterious language of Zen and Tao. With his 121 haiku, Komatsu offers moments of contemplation, self-reflection, medition, and visualisations of the natural world. The book received a five-star rating on Readers' Favorite.


The kundalini had awoken a latent ability of mediumship, meaning I was at whiles contacted by higher realms, as had sometimes occurred during early childhood. I was contacted by an elderly Asian-looking man whom I came to know as Shizuka. Shizuka happened to be Japanese, a language I would love to learn but do not yet at present speak; Shizuka means stillness. He told me I see him as my subconsciousness remembers him from our last lifetime spent together in ancient Japan, devoted to esoteric warriorhood...

During my contact with Shizuka, I was told meditation is a developed facet of my soul and that I should give-in to it. As I sat down, he said: How shall you attain awakening, if you cannot yet breathe? He then transmitted basic breathing methods unto me that I was to use in my meditation.
As I progressed in meditation, the bond between my body and soul increased. I began to reintegrate mystical qualities cultivated in previous lifetimes. It was very evident my soul had spent much time in Asia; once I was a Tibetan Buddhist monk named lama Je. In other lifetimes I would cultivate myself through other forms of Buddhism. But it is the Taoism of ancient China, together with a forgotten culture that mastered similar principles, that became the foundation of my soul...

In my haiku I draw upon my past-life impressions to portray an atmosphere of the Oriental mystic, emphasising the Taoist, and express his transcendental, meditative wisdom.

[This was a part of the introduction]

Chapter Seven

The sun arisen
Before the dawn and the dusk
One with silent moon

Chapter Twelve

Awoken is he
Neither awake nor asleep
In the realm realmless

Chapter Fifty-three

My rest eternal
Buried by the cedar tree―
I, in wind and leaf

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