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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Chang Yang-hao (1260-1325) night Bells close to a Templ e T'ung cross lower than the skinny smoke of iciness , the outdated temple is quiet .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 How can the outdated mon ok pay attention to zazen?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 .