You Ask the World…


You ask the world

What Chan is


Pointing towards liberation

Chan leads to where birth-and-death ends


From heaven to earth

From south to north

Wanderers of all directions

Pass through winter and spring


With a glimpse of Chan

One departs from suffering and confusion


They who tread the path

Shall realize enlightenment

Seeing through clouds of hundreds and hundreds of miles

Uncovering immaculate self from snow of a thousand mountains


You alone, then

Walk in the present with what is


(2012/8/31  Chan retreat in London. Translated by Kongzhu Shi.)

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