Chan Doing Nothing


Clouds disappear, fog dissipates

Ocean wide, sky empty

Breeze blows, sun shines

— Chan, doing nothing


Flowers smile

Grass dances

Trees stretch

— Chan, doing nothing


Birds fly in the sky

Fish swim in the water

People walk on the path

— Chan, doing nothing


Rice is sweet

Sleep is sound

Body is at ease

— Chan, doing nothing


Chan, doing nothing

…..What words can express, ends

…..Where thoughts arise, ceases

…..Joy, free, pure, eternity


Chan, doing nothing

……Dharma is like this

……Dharma is inherently like this

……This, is emptiness


Chan, doing nothing



(From “Chan Doing Nothing – Collected Poetry& Paintings of Master Chi Chern” .)

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