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4 years ago  ::  Jan 10, 2014 - 10:59AM #1
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The Road To Cold Mountain

People ask for the road to Cold Mountain,
but no road reaches Cold Mountain.
Summer sky-still ice won’t melt.
The sun comes out but gets obscured by mist.
Imitating me, where does that get you?
My mind isn’t like yours.
When your mind is like mine
you can enter here.

- Han Shan

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4 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2014 - 12:33PM #2
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Poem by Han Shan

I Settled at Cold Mountain long ago,

I settled at Cold Mountain long ago,
Already it seems like years and years.
Freely drifting, I prowl the woods and streams
And linger watching things themselves.
Men don’t get this far into the mountains,
White clouds gather and billow.
Thin grass does for a mattress,
The blue sky makes a good quilt.
Happy with a stone under head
Let heaven and earth go about their changes.

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