Daily Wisdom / Zen

Inscribed on the Wall of the Hut by the Lake

book coverIf you want to be a mountain-dweller . . .
no need to trek to India to find one.
I have a thousand peaks
to pick right here on the lake.
Fragrant grasses and white clouds
hold me here.
What holds you there,
world-dweller?

Chiao Jan
(730-799)

From The Poetry of Zen translated & edited by Sam Hamill and J.P. Seaton, page 47

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