Tiger Creek Laughter


 
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Site of Tiger Creek before East Forest Temple, Lushan

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仙崖 義梵



Tiger Creek Laughter
        Sengai Gibbon 1750-1837

Why do we laugh
        on the stone bridge
Clouds can't be trapped
Vanish unshackeled 
        over stone bridge
                before Donglin Temple. 
 
Hǔxī Xiào
 
Translator: Dongbo 東波

Notes:
There is a wonderful Zen (Chan) story about the laughter at Tiger Creek, in front of the East Forest Temple at the foot of Lushan, Jiangxi Province in China.

 
 
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