How To Be A Hermit #3

 

Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series

 

Source:

Taoism: The Road To Immortality

By: John Blofeld

 

“Under the cliff lives an ancient recluse;

Pine and bamboo encompass his dwelling.

Birds sing at dawn and at evening is heard

The companionable roar of a cliff-dwelling tiger.”

By: Wang Yang-ming

(1472-1529)

(Page 66)

 

Hermit Poet’s Comments: A hermit can find a place anywhere. (CONTENTMENT IS KEY) Yes, it is nice to spend years or decades making the simple shack and garden comfy, but the reality is that meditation brings about solitary peacefulness to ones life.

 


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