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Layman Pang – When The Mind Is At Peace

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Mountains: Path from Dumgoyne. Photo by flickr user Peter Gawthrop. All rights revert to originator.
Mountains: Path from Dumgoyne. Photo by flickr user Peter Gawthrop. All rights revert to originator.

When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.

-Hõ Un (aka P’ang Yun, or Layman Pang); 8th century China

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