Pictorial Biography of the 
Venerable Master Hsu Yun

Respectfully Accompanies the Master
for 10 Miles, then Departs in Sorrow #67

      When Hsien offered the Master clothes, provisions, and money for travelling expenses, most of which he refused. When he left. Wen Hsien accompanied him, carrying his bags more than 10 miles. Weeping, he returned. It was the first day of the 5th lunar month, and the Master headed for Hsiu Chou. There is a proverb which says: "People draw near to men of the Way, and honor those with virtue." The Venerable Wen Hsien realized that he was unable to detain the Master for very long, and thus benefitted by seeing that the Master did not waver in fulfilling his vows.

The Gatha says:

A true cultivator of the Way does not yearn after emotions.
His mind became like ordinary water,
bland and flavorless.
Contemplating the 10,000 things
Regarded in stillness, and self-mastery.
The splendid turnings of all four seasons,
Are shared among us all.