BIOGRAPHY OF THE VENERABLE MASTER
COMPOSED BY THE VENERABLE MASTER Hsuan HUA
by a student of Prajna
MAKES OBEISANCE AT HSI T'IEN MU MOUNTAIN #36
Hsi T'ien Mu is a famous mountain in Chekiang Province. Some of the innovators of the more flourishing sects originally came from here, such as the Yuan Dynasty Dharma Master Yuan Miao of Kao Feng, who originally settled on the mountain and National Master Chung Feng who succeeded him. It was here that National Master YU Lin of the Ch'ing Dynasty extensively propagated and spread the reputation of his school, and where may be seen lotus flowers suspended upside down. Dhyana Master Miao of Kao Feng overcame a sleep demon here, and whenever he sat in meditation, this victory was maintained.
The Gatha says,
Kao Feng one day in the past
wished to soar to the Heavens;
And vowed to his death that he wouldn't be
tied by the Demon Sleep;
So rousing his vital energies
he practiced a grand samadhi;
And the Dharma Protector Wei T'o flew
over thousands of miles to his aid.