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Han Shan feels loneliness.

The difference between the poet-sage and the ordinary fool is a small matter of discernment.

the heart has no debt to pay

“Why climb when the heart has no debt to pay?”

Han Shan

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When the heart has no debt to pay I am at peace with myself. 480 more words

Exploring Consciousness

Resiliency

Hanshan once stood
atop the Cold Mountain
looking up, singing:
Naked branches
have clouds for leaves.

This winter
we looked down and
caught them
sporting sticky ice bubbles… 41 more words

Poetry

from Cold Mountain Poems of Han Shan: 5

My mind is like the autumn moon
clear and bright in a pool of jade
nothing can compare
what more can I say

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Poetry

from Cold Mountain Poems of Han Shan: 4

The peach would bloom through summer
but the wind and moon won’t wait
search for a man of the Han
could one of them still be alive… 29 more words

Poetry

from Cold Mountain Poems of Han Shan: 3

What makes a young man grieve
he grieves to see his hair turn white
besides that what makes him grieve
he grieves to see the day draw near… 29 more words

Poetry

from Cold Mountain Poems of Han Shan: 2

Spring water is pure in an emerald stream
moonlight is white on Cold Mountain
silence thoughts and the spirit becomes clear
focus on emptiness and the world grows still

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Poetry