Reading A Poem: “終南別業” by Wang Wei

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Jun 23, 2017 17:03
Reading A Poem: “終南別業” by Wang Wei
Today I read Wang Wei’s” My Retreat in the Zhongnan Mountains (終南別業).”
I grew to favour the Buddha's teachings in my middle age,
By the foot of the Zhongnan Mountains I've come to retire now I am old.
I'd go out for a walk alone when I so please,
What a pleasure this brings, only I would know.
I'd stroll to seek the fountainhead,
And there take a seat to admire the sky and watch clouds grow.
Sometimes I'd cross path with a greybeard of the woods,
And becoming too engrossed in a friendly chat to return home.
It is a vivid poem, isn’t it? I can imagine the poet’s secluded life and beautiful nature. It is a poem full of wisdom of Zen(禪). I am really long for his free spirit. “I'd stroll to seek the fountainhead, And there take a seat to admire the sky and watch clouds grow” Is the famous part in this poem. Literally it means that he strolls to the end of river and sits to see the flow of clouds. It also implies that when you are dejected or face difficulty in life, don’t feel frustrated. Even though you walk to the end, if you keep open mind enjoying the present, you can have new possibility.
讀詩:終南別業
今天來讀王維的詩。
《終南別業》-王維
中歲頗好道,晚家南山陲。 興來每獨往,勝事空自知。
行到水窮處,坐看雲起時。 偶然值林叟,談笑無還期。
很生動的詩吧! 彷彿能看到詩人隱居的生活及美麗的大自然景致,《終南別業》是充滿禪意的詩。很羨慕詩人自由自在的精神境界。「行到水窮處,坐看雲起時。」,是最耳熟能詳的名句,字面上看起來是走到水源盡頭,坐著欣賞流動的雲。其實這句話也帶有禪意。當碰到困難或失意時,不要氣餒,即使是走到盡頭,只要保持寬闊的心,享受當下,能迎來新的契機也未可知。

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Wei_(8th-century_poet)
https://28utscprojects.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/123/