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not escape in any direction

“Can the mind face and live with this emptiness, and not escape in any direction?”

Krishnamurti

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Our lives consist of activities that fill the emptiness. 118 more words

Exploring Consciousness

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