Living in Simplicity


Zangetsu 残月, a Chinese master during the Tang dynasty, wrote the following advice to his students:

• Live in the world, yet not by forming attachments to the dust of the world.

• Poverty is your treasure. Modesty is the foundation of all virtues. Never exchange it for an easy life.

• Let your neighbors discover you before you make yourself known to them.

• To a sincere student, every day is a fortunate day.

• Pass each day in peaceful contemplation and leave results to the great law of the Universe.

This is the way of the student of Zen and Simplicity

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 Rural Chinese families and all of their possessions by Chinese photographer Huang Qingjun 黄庆军

Photos copyright the artist

Courtesy 798 Photo Gallery


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