Moss-covered Monk

Moss-covered Monk

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Daily Musing - March 16th, 2013 - Altar - 祭壇 - Jìtán

Altar - 祭壇 - Jìtán

Strike hard
upon Muk Yan Jong;
Wooden replica
of your self,
your enemy. 
Take care 
to lightly injure;
forging stee
on what before was bone. 
The altar must be visited each day,
just as a smith seeks out the anvil;
moon and stars provide guidance-
let go and discipline takes over,
the hammer strikes
while breath provides the bellows.

inspired by Deng Ming-Dao