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Po Chu-I - Winter night

Identifier

015041

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

WINTER NIGHT

Those I love scattered away poor
and far too sick for friendly visits,

I’m shut up inside, no one in sight.
Lying in this village study alone,

the wick cold and lamp-flame dark,
wide-open drapes torn and tattered,

I listen as the snow begins to fall
again, that hiss outside the window.

Older now, sleeping less and less,
I get up in the night and sit intent,

mind utterly forgotten. How else
can I get past such isolated silence?

Body visiting this world steadfast,
mind abandoned to change limitless:

it’s been like this four years now,
one thousand three hundred nights.

 

The source of the experience

Po Chu-I

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

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Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Loneliness and isolation

Commonsteps

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