Mindful of the Patriarchs' merit, reestablishing an ancient shrine, #204
After leaving the capital, the Master traveled to Wu Ch'ang, where Dharma Master Yuan Ch'eng (Source Formation) invited him to head a two-week Ch'an meditation session in Pao T'ung (Jeweled Penetration) Monastery. When it was over, the Master visited Lu Shan Mountain, staying in Tung Lin (Eastern Grove) Monastery. In the sixth lunar month, several Dhyana monks from Yun (Cloud Abode) Mountain in Yung Hsiu came to bow in reverence to the Master. They told him that, during the invasion, the Japanese had burned and destroyed Chen Ju (True Suchness) Monastery, leaving only a bronze image of Vairochana Buddha majestically sitting amidst the waste of ashes and overgrown grass.