The most precious in life, unmatched and uncontrived

Seek it and you shan’t find it

For it leaves no trace of flight

Feel it and it fills your heart

To the point beyond light and dark

If you have no faith in it, though

You might just miss out even if it shows up

~ Translated by Dot, from Cold Mountain’s original work in the Tang dynasty



~ 寒山 (唐代)