I live in a place without limits

by Shih-te (Pickup)

English version by Red Pine (Bill Porter)
Original Language Chinese

I live in a place without limits
surrounded by effortless truth
sometimes I climb Nirvana Peak
or play in Sandalwood Temple
but most of the time I relax
and speak of neither profit nor fame
even if the sea became a mulberry grove
it wouldn't mean much to me

-- from The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, Translated by Red Pine

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The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library) The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain





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