temple empty mountain – ssukungshan

empty temple mountain 2

past the lakes and swamps I journeyed

with the moon on my shoulders I reached Ssukung

where a cloud patch holds my robe together

and the snow fills me up when I’m hungry

 

Hui-k’o – The Second Patriarch of Ch’an

Record of the Masters of the Lankavatara Sutra

Translated By Red Pine

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