PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE VENERABLE MASTER HSO YUN
Continued form issue #90
COMPOSED By THE VENERABLE MASTER HSUAN HUA
by a student of Prajna
AGAIN PAYS REVERENCE ON SHIH TZU PEAK #47
The Master then passed through Su Pei and entered Honan Province, passing through Feng Yang, Hao Chou, Hao Ling, Sung Shan, and Shao Lin Monastery among other places, reaching White Horse Monastery in Lo Yang. This was when he was forty-four years of age. The Master continued to walk and bow in the same manner as before, both night and day, through wind and rain. Single-mindedly he recited the name of the greatly wise Manjusri Bodhisattva. By neither suffering nor bliss, starvation or repletion, was he moved within, because he had removed himself from those influences.
The Gatha says:
Bodhidharma faced the wall
In a Bear's Ear Mountain cave;
And the Indians Chu Fa and Mo T'eng*
Founded White Horse Monastery.
And thus today is there not
Another Bhiksu Shen Kuang,
Who severs his arm in search of the Dharma,
Turning the snow to red?
who established the first monastery in China. See VBS ##21 & 22.