I made friends with the white clouds and grey storks
Who gently reply to the fresh wind and the bright moon.
Unaffected by the passage of time
I remain bright and quiet while I sit.
A bowl of porridge,
A plate of wild greens,
And a cup of tea:
I smile.

From Nine Mountains: Dharma-Lectures of the Korean Meditation Master Ku San by Ku San © 1978 International Meditation Center, Song Kwang Sa Monastery, South Korea.

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