themista (themista) wrote,

Garden of Serenity

From A Chinese Garden of Serenity (1959), by Hung Tzu-ch'eng, translated by Chao Tze-chiang:

A beautiful lady who does not care for rouge is like the sparsely-poised plum blossoms illuminated by pallid moonlight. A devotee of Ch'anism who does not indulge in emptiness is like a green lotus blooming upon a bluish pond.
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