The Long, Long Road of Chan…


A long, long road of Chan
A Chan journey has no span
Starting out from mind
In light of mind has cultivation begun

Immaculate nature of original mind
Complete with samādhi and insight
Due to ignorance and delusion
Beings roam in cycles of birth and death

Turn within and contemplate
Going inward from outside
Break through fog of confusion
Fundamental nature of mind thus seen

The boundless Chan journey
The long, long road of Chan
Penetrating directly to the source of mind
Purity, perfection infinitely shine

(2014. 12. 18 Written at Wisdom Cliff, Ipoh, Malaysia during the 8th Ten-day Huatou Chan Retreat  ~ Lyrics of the theme song for an upcoming documentary film titled “漫漫禅路“ )

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