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Hard to Meet and Hard to Part

It is hard to meet and hard too to part.With flowers fading, the east wind is inept.Silkworms spin silk down...

Garan Bodhisattva

Buddhist temples usually have a statue of Garan Bodhisattva, a representation of Guan Yu (?160-220). For centuries, Chinese Buddhists have...

Poetry and Chan

Chan Buddhism has had a lasting impact on Chinese literature, particularly with poetry. The two have an intimate relationship, to...

A Chan Garden Behind Broken-hill Temple

The Tang dynasty (618-907) scholar Chang Jian (708-765), together with Wang Wei (699-759), Wang Changling (698-756) and other known poets,...

Peach Blooms Smile On at Spring Breeze

Inside the gate this day last year, a face blushed with the blushing peach blooms.Alas, that face is gone anywhither,...

Whithersoever in Deep Clouds

Under the pine I ask an urchin. The master, he says, is gathering herbal cure.Somewhere up on the mountain, but...
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