Sharing a Mountain Hut with a Cloud

Mountain Hut

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Sharing a Mountain Hut with a Cloud

A lonely hut on the mountain-peak towering above a thousand others;
One half is occupied by an old monk and the other by a cloud:
Last night it was stormy and the cloud was blown away;
After all a cloud could not equal the old man’s quiet way.
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Kuei-tsung Chih-chih, a monk who lived in a humble hut on Lu-shan (盧山 Rozan)

(From the Essays in Zen Buddhism – Second Series 352)

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