If you sit in silence and never speak,
what stories will you leave for the young people to tell?
If you live shut away in a forest thicket,
how can the sun of wisdom shine out?
No dried-up carcass can be the guardian of the way.

— HAN SHAN, Ch’an (Zen) master, (1546-1623)
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If you sit in silence and never speak,
what stories will you leave for the young people to tell?
If you live shut away in a forest thicket,
how can the sun of wisdom shine out?
No dried-up carcass can be the guardian of the way.

— HAN SHAN, Ch’an (Zen) master, (1546-1623)
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  • 18

If you sit in silence and never speak,
what stories will you leave for the young people to tell?
If you live shut away in a forest thicket,
how can the sun of wisdom shine out?
No dried-up carcass can be the guardian of the way.

— HAN SHAN, Ch’an (Zen) master, (1546-1623)