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This anthology gathers jointly over 1500 years of chinese language Zen (Ch'an) poetry from the earliest writing, together with the Hsin Hsin Ming written through the third Patriarch, to the poetry of clergymen during this century. Poets comprise Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu, Yuan Mei, the loopy hermits Han-shan and Shih-te, in addition to many nameless clergymen and hermits.

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JHS Self-Exhortation I see those hills, listen the streams — and all grief fade s amidst coiled mountains, I move unending flooded brook s am misplaced between steep crags and raging torrents . undying and unchanging, every twist and switch . JHS riad Na Chih-vuan Chang Yang-hao (1260-1325) night Bells close to a Templ e T'ung cross lower than the skinny smoke of iciness , the outdated temple is quiet . lots of mountain peaks, waves as though in a rage — After sunset , all of the viewers are long gone . the line to T'ung Pas s winds between mountains and rivers . at the west wind, 3 , 4 chimes of the night bell . having a look west to the capital , my middle sinks . How can the outdated mon ok pay attention to zazen? the place the thousand armie s of Ch'in and Han as soon as handed , I grieve : 10000 palace s floor into airborne dirt and dust for not anything . SH Dynasties upward push, humans endure ; dynasties fall, humans die . SH (d c. 1340) Ch'ing Kung (d 1352 ) finish of the Roa d the fairway hills do not ask for our bodies and bone s and as soon as you are lifeless, who wishes a grave besides ? no "flames of Nirvana" for m e my simply factor a number of sticks of unlit tinder . fling 1368-IG44 Mountain living issues of the prior are already lengthy gon e and issues to be, far away past imagining . The Tao is simply this second, those phrases : plum blossoms fallen ; gardenia simply establishing . JHS -ad one hundred fifty ee, Tai An (d 1403 ) Calling out to Buddh a calling out to Amida is asking your personal pay attention t the center is Buddha no position else . glance to the forests, the swimming pools, the pond s permit day and evening sing Dharma's tune . JHS Miao Hui To Yuan (15th Century ) expert plants : Wild Grasses whilst the mouth smiles, the center had higher smile too . the place Buddha-nature prospers , can desires be below wealthy ? (fl 1404-1425) Early Plum s 10000 chilly, colorless timber basically their south-facing buds have began to ope n trailing faint body spray above the half-thawed curren t shadows : last above my rustic hut . backyard plant life and wild grasses are only an identical . others converse out ; JH S now not me . JHS 'a+ 154 ewe, ra+ a hundred and fifty five ee, Han Shan Tc-ch'ing (1546-1623 ) Mountain residing: Twenty Poem s I. down underneath the pines a couple of thatched huts earlier than my eyes far and wide blue mountain s and the place the solar and moo n stressed upward push and fal l this previous white cloud idly comes and is going and that i smile up at i t above the soiled ache worl d IV . it in basic terms took a unmarried flake to freeze my brain within the snowy evening a couple of clangs to damage my dream s one of the frosted bell s and the stove's evening fireplace fragranc e too is melted away but at my window the moo n climbs a solitary pea ok V. II . whilst plum petals one of the snow s first spring fre e from the ends of evening a depressing body spray flie s to the chilly lantern the place I sit down alon e and all of sudden storms my nostrils vast via a face choked with transparent frostiness uncooked chilly chew s via a head overstuffed with white hai r a gale whistle s and over the area from vegetation of emptines s shadows fal l yet from my eyes the spells of darknes s have thoroughly melte d VI .

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