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Empty Cloud Wakes Up

杯子撲落地。響聲明歷歷。
虛空粉碎也。狂心當下歇。

燙著手。打碎杯。家破人亡語難開。
春到花香處處秀。山河大地是如來。

Simplified Chinese

杯子扑落地。响声明历历。
虚空粉碎也。狂心当下歇。

烫着手。打碎杯。家破人亡语难开。
春到花香处处秀。山河大地是如来。

虚云老和尚

Empty Cloud Wakes Up

Melody: Rev. Heng Sure
Chinese verse: Chan Master Xu Yun 1895
English translation: Rev. Heng Sure 2006

The cup hit the floor with a ringing sound,
That echoed in the air,
Empty space, too, broke to bits,
And my mad mind stopped right there.

Chorus:
Beizi pu luo di, xiangsheng ming lili
Xukong fensui ye, kuangxin dangxia xie

Burned my hand, shattered my cup,
Broken for good, my mind,
Like my family it’s lost, the people are gone,
Words are hard to find.

Chorus:

Spring is here, the flowers breathe,
Their fragrance to the sun;
Mountains, rivers, the earth itself,
Are just the Thus Come One.

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