I would like to get some hanja embroidered onto my belt something like a motto or creed whether it is martial arts related or zen. but i mainly want this to be translated into hanja
"An empty mountain
few climb anymore" but im open to other sayings aswell.
i took it from a poem by kim ji ha and tweaked it little bit it is suppossed to read
An empty mountain
No one climbs anymore
A naked desolate mountain
Where the sun and wind weep, crashing into it
Oh empty mountain
We shall die
Vanishing from this world.
But not even as funeral biers
Will we leave that mountain so remote
It goes on for too long
The writhing of the day too exhasting
Hidden now the charcoal burning stealthily
Deep beneath the soil, deep within the silence of the mountain
Who knows if it will become a flame?
You wailing, fist full of earth
Encountering death in that mountain
Those endless deaths
In the mountain
In that empty mountain - oh! oh!
Who knows if you will become a flame
Who knows tomorrow if you will become
A verdant young pine
一片丹心 can some one translate this for me?
One piece of cinnabar spirit? It's a maxim of some sort...I have no clue what it might mean. I'll ask my teacher when he gets back from retreat.
EDIT: Seunim says it basically means having one, persistent mind...never changing your mind, etc. This can be a good thing, ie. Seon practice...or a bad thing, ie. when your yuja chingu won't friggin change her mind about the weekend plans.
Last edited by DerAuslander; 9/15/2007 12:47am at .