Friday, November 02, 2007

Feng: visitors


Hanshan came specially to see me,
Shihte too, a rare visitor.
We spoke unaffectedly and with without reserve of the
How vast and free the Great Emptinesss,
How boundless the universe,
Each thing containing within itself all things.

- Feng
Translated by R. H. Blyth; Zen and Zen Classics, p 131 (1978, Vintage Books)

According to Blyth, Feng was head priest of Kuoch'ing Temple in Tient'ai (Tendia) Mountains.