Searching for the Dharma

by Hsu Yun


Original Language Chinese

You've traveled up ten thousand steps in search of the Dharma.
So many long days in the archives, copying, copying.
The gravity of the Tang and the profundity of the Sung
make heavy baggage.
Here! I've picked you a bunch of wildflowers.
Their meaning is the same
but they're much easier to carry.

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

Walking yesterday, the trees are shyly showing their green buds, returning color to the world. I turned a corner and was bathed in the honey scent of new plum blossoms. These are the true books of the Dharma.

The great masters don't wear an academic scowl; a silly grin sits easy on their face. Must be from so much study on such a Spring day...



Recommended Books: Hsu Yun

The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology)
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A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry
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A Pictoral Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun
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Empty Cloud: The Autobiography of Chinese Zen Master, Hsu Yun
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