October 29th

mountains and waters

Before I studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains and waters are not waters. But now I have got its very substance, I am at rest. for it is just that I see mountains once again as mountains and waters once again as waters.
Ch'ing-yuan Wei-hsin
老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水

Ch’ing-yuan Wei-hsin

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3 Responses to “October 29th”

  1. Marie Says:

    wonderful photograph and I’m glad that Ch’ing-yuan Wei-hsin came the full circle.

  2. Susan Says:

    Stunning photo(s)!

  3. Bruce Says:

    Thanks Jing Ming for finding this translation : 老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水

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