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I settle for the culmination born of my earlier . this present day, I amble during the lacquer-tree garde n And go back to the enjoyment Chuang Tzu felt . Zazen at the Mountai n the traditional sage was once no proud respectable . He kept away from the warp and weave of the realm And held just a trifling place, casually appeared , Like an outdated girl sauntering between twigs of timber . We sit down jointly, the mountain and me , until eventually in simple terms the mountain continues to be. The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the final cloud drains away . JL previous Dus t we are living our lives as wanderer s until eventually, useless, we ultimately come domestic . One quickly journey among heaven and earth , then the airborne dirt and dust of 10000 generations . The Moon-Rabbit mixes elixirs for not anything . The Tree of lengthy lifestyles is kindling . useless, our white bones lie silent whilst pine bushes lean towards spring . Remembering, I sigh ; taking a look forward, I sigh once again : This existence is mist . What repute? What glory? I Make My domestic within the Mountains You ask why I reside by myself within the mountain wooded area , and that i smile and am silen t until eventually even my soul grows quiet : it lives within the different international , one who nobody owns . The peach bushes blossom . The water keeps to circulation . r Ling Yi (d 762 ) Riverbank Epiphany those evenings the hills are eco-friendly agai n the streams within the woods transparent back . i do know not anything approximately taming oxe n or of deep grottos, forever large . above a country financial institution, mists start to gathe r calm waters, yet no moon above a solitary boat could lose its means . simply take heed to the speeding autumn springs . SH memento for the outdated guy of Chung-chou a life of no position to res t hundreds of thousands of miles, beaten and alon e misplaced my method one of the candy grasse s tear-streaked after the move of spring currents . what number seasons of innkeeper ' s food ? what number nights in brookside hamlets ? I lengthy for the rigors fanatics understand; within the empty hills gibbons sing down a environment sunlight . JHS -a+ forty nine ea- Letter to a wandering husband : move domestic. Tear drop frozen to its center the letter will com e to inform you of the lady ready within the willow backyard . emotions, realizing they are tough to protect a s chastity, on my own . back, right here, and there the sunlight' s first rays of Spring . Tu Fu (712-770 ) vacationing the Monastery at Lung-me n I explored the grounds with priests this night , and now the evening has handed . Heavy silence rises throughout us whereas overdue moonlight spills in the course of the woodland . The mountain rises nearly into heaven . snoozing within the clouds is chilly . A unmarried stroke of the early prayer-bell awakens one , yet does it additionally waken the soul ? JPS SH Chico Jan (730? -799? ) Inscribed at the Wall of the Hut via the Lak e so that it will be a mountain dweller . . . no use to trek to India to discover one . i have 1000 top s to choose from, the following within the lake . aromatic grasses, white clouds , to carry me the following . What holds you there , world-dweller ? At Gus u the traditional terrace now invisible : Autumn grasses wither, there the place as soon as the King of Wu stoo d proud and robust . A thousan d years of moonlight at the grass : what percentage instances did he gaze down upon it ?