Biography of the
by the Venerable Master Hua
Illustrated by a student of Prajna
Translated by Disciple Bhiksu Heng Yo
DWELLS IN THE DEEP MOUNTAIN STILLNESS #25
his twenty-eighth to his thirtieth years, the Master dwelt in a
cliff-cave, gathering mountain grasses and herbs to satisfy his hunger. He
did not partake of the cooked food of others. At the outset, a glorious
state of being often appeared, and yet he did not become attached when he
was in such a state. He properly and single-mindedly recited the Buddha's
name. As the days passed, his body became lighter, and he was quite
robust. It was as if he were flying when he walked. His hearing was acute
and his eyes could clearly discern the most minute detail; the pupils of
his eyes glowed so that when people saw him, they thought he was a goblin
and took to their heels in fright.
Dwelling in a wilderness cave in a
His knowledge complete, his desires were
--there was no wrangling.
He did not speak, but saw his
--how it arises and dwells.
Roaming through the Triple World,
drifted east and west.