When human sounds are hushed late in the night,
I sit alone and examine my heart-mind.
Delusions seem to lift and abruptly my true person appears.
At such moments, a great opportunity seems to draw near.
But with truth becoming manifest my delusion still persist after all, and I feel great shame…
If you enjoy these excerpt, buy the book, Hong, Zicheng; Aitken, Robert (2006), Vegetable Roots Discourse: Wisdom from Ming China on Life and Living, Avalon Publishing Group.