BIOGRAPHY OF VENERABLE MASTER HSU YUN
by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua
Following the Footprints with Renewed Vigor #54
The Master followed in reverse order the tracks Wen Chi had made when he came. Since the snow was quite deep, the Master could not bow as before, but he paid his respects while looking at each footprint. He progressed 20 miles in this way. Upon reaching Hsiao Chin Mountain, he spent the evening at the monastery there. Of the hardships the Master encountered during his travels, he did not mention even a word. The following day, he resumed his bowing, and proceeded 20 more miles through Meng Hsien and arrived at Huai Ch'ing (Ch'in Yang).
The Gatha says:
Paying his respects while looking at the tracks
The Master's trip progressed.
Absorbed in his work, he made his way
And arrived at Hsiao Chin Mountain.
With constant effort and energy
He got to Meng and Ch'ing.
Of the numerous hardships he underwent
Not a word was spoken.