A Thatched Hermitage My Home

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Small temple in Engakuji on Hiezan, Kyoto

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A Thatched Hermitage My Home
        Saicho 767-822

A thatched hermitage my home,
Bamboo leaves my throne.
My life is all practise,
Sacrificed to the precepts,
Guarding the country.
Cǎoyān Wèi Fáng
Zuìchéng 767-822

Cǎoyān wèi fáng,
Zhúyè wèi zuò.
Qīng shēng zhòng fǎ,
Shǒuhù guójiā.
Translator: Dongbo 東波

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Hieizan 比叡山
Engakuji 円覺寺
Enryakuji 延曆寺
Japan 日本
Kyoto 京都