PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE VENERABLE MASTER HSO YUN
Continued from issue #83, 84, 85
COMPOSED BY THE VENERABLE MASTER HSUAN HUA
Illustrated by a student of Prajna
CROSSES THE SEA AND ARRIVES AT CH'AO CHOU #42
After crossing the sea and arriving on shore, the Master continued to kowtow every three steps. Despite the wind and rain, he did so day after day, without interruption. During the night, under the bright moon, when the myriad sounds were hushed, he moved along, continuing to bow. Thus the daily distance he traveled was not great, and yet day after day he gradually made progress. Upon his arrival at Hu Chou, in the north of Chekiang Province, he temporarily stopped bowing to rest for several days.
The Gatha says:
Hsuan Tsang brought back sutras from
his journey to the Western Regions;
By bowing his way to the northern mountains
the Master requited compassion.
On different roads to the same destination,
the power of their practices great;
By personally travelling with real strides,
teaching those with affinities.