Buddhist Chant of the Promised Land
Not inquiring about the fore life,
Not inquiring about the future life,
As I am situated in this mountain and on this river,
I feel my spirit is free and my life is real.
The idol is the idol of non-believers
The conversion is the conversion of the followers that have never performed the rites.
My mind is Buddhism in truth.
My poems are Buddhist chants.
The sumpter, the white elephant,
Is my own body.
June 15, 1992 in Hefei
Selected from group poems Veins of Jiuzaikou