Just reflections in the moon

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There was a very clear super moon last night.

In Chinese philosophy, the “10, 000 things” is a shorthand way of talking about all the experiences –  good and bad – which arise and pass away in our day.

This poem reminds us not to give too much substance to all the things which arise today:

Sitting alone in peace before these cliffs
the full moon is heaven’s beacon
the ten thousand things are all reflections
the moon originally has no light

Han-shan, 9th Century legendary Chinese figure.

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