By Han Shan, Red Pine

ISBN-10: 161932086X

ISBN-13: 9781619320864

This authoritative, bilingual version represents the 1st time everything of chilly Mountain's poetry has been translated into English.

These translations have been initially released by way of Copper Canyon Press approximately 20 years in the past. Now, considerably revised and increased, the gathering additionally contains a new preface via the translator, pink Pine, whose accompanying notes are straight away scholarly, available, and interesting. additionally integrated for the 1st time are poems by means of of chilly Mountain's colleagues.

Legendary for his readability, directness, and absence of pretension, the eight-century hermit-poet chilly Mountain (Han Shan) is an enormous determine within the background of chinese language literature and has been a profound effect on writers and readers around the globe. Writers equivalent to Charles Frazier and Gary Snyder studied his poetry, and Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums is devoted "to Han Shan."

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storied cliffs have been the fortune I cast
bird trails past human tracks
what surrounds my yard
white clouds nesting darkish rocks
I've lived right here numerous years
and continually obvious the spring-water change
tell these individuals with tripods and bells
empty names aren't any rattling good

71.

someone sits in a mountain gorge
cloud gown sundown tassels
handful of fragrances he'd share
the highway is lengthy and hard
regretful and doubtful
old and unaccomplished
the crowd calls him crippled
he stands on my own steadfast

205.

my position is on chilly Mountain
perched on a cliff past the circuit of affliction
images depart no hint after they vanish
I roam the complete galaxy from here
lights and shadows flash throughout my mind
not one dharma comes sooner than me
since i discovered the magic pearl
I can pass anyplace all over the place it's perfect

Cold Mountain

A mountain guy lives below thatch
before his gate carts and horses are rare
the wooded area is quiet yet keen on birds
the streams are large and residential to fish
with his son he choices wild fruit
with his spouse he hoes among rocks
what does he have at home
a shelf jam-packed with not anything yet books

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The spirit and cultural milieu of each tradition is very different looked at culturally: but both shared a perception of the central essence of the Buddha's path. I shall be returning to further consideration of Chinese Ch' an, Korean Son and Japanese Zen when I discuss the relations between Eastern and Western mysticism in the next chapter. Meanwhile, let us look briefly at Buddhism, and China, in the modern period. How did the three religions respond to the severe 38 I Buddhism and Christianity problems posed by the impact of the West?

Dogen rejected the theory of mappii: and indeed we can see in Zen a great revival in contemplative Buddhism, whose message is not so very distant from that of the Theravada. It is as if the wheel of the Dharma had come full circle from ancient Sri Lanka to medieval Japan . The spirit and cultural milieu of each tradition is very different looked at culturally: but both shared a perception of the central essence of the Buddha's path. I shall be returning to further consideration of Chinese Ch' an, Korean Son and Japanese Zen when I discuss the relations between Eastern and Western mysticism in the next chapter.

This pragma tic slant in the Buddhist tradition had some strong a ppeal in the C hinese context, even if to the hos t country many of the Buddhist scri ptures appeared a t first bizarre and obscure. Let us consid er the id ea of Emptiness or Suchness, so central a focus not only of the d ia lectics of the fa mous 2nd Centu ry philosopher Nagarjuna but also of the Wisdom Literature. You a re sup posed to use reason in ord er to see tha t things a re empty, so yo u follow the rules of philosophy: but it is a t the same time a medita tive exercise which prepares the ground for the experiential realisation of the truth to whi ch the words poin t.

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