Cold Mountain – Selected Poems

Author: Han Shan
No of Pages: 3
Edition: na
Year of Publication: na
File Size: 110 KB
Permission: Creative Commons Licence
Blurb: This is early Chinese Buddhist poetry. Its influential in the later literature of Zen Buddhism. The poems cover many subjects. The lament on the shortness of life, complaints about poverty, avarice, and pride, difficulty of official life, attacks on the corrupt Buddhist clergy and attempts by Taoists to achieve immortality. It has descriptions of nature in a mountain retreat. It represents the poet's search for spiritual enlightenment and peace.