Ch’an Mind is like a Clear Mountain Spring; Tea Contains the Ten Thousand Things
Original Chinese Language Article: Bao Guang Temple (宝光寺)
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
Ch’an Mind is like a clear mountain stream
Tea contains the Ten Thousand things.
A single cup contains the empty void.
The Taste of Dao is Extraordinary.
The Taste regulates the hot and cold Life.
The Flavour is bitter and spicy, sour and sweet.
Utensils clean the dirt that stains the human mind.
The Life of the Buddha emanate from the Source.
Calligraphy manifests the Dao of Dharma, and Harmony prevails through No-self.
The True Mind enters the Ink, and the Brush expresses the Flower of Life.
Original Chinese Article:
禅 茶 一 味(禅心如清泉,茶中蕴藏万千)