Home Page of Shi De
Poet and Monk of Hanshan Temple.
寒 山 自 寒 山
拾 得 自 拾 得
凡 愚 其 見 知
豐 干 卻 相 識
見 時 不 可 見
覓 時 何 處 覓
借 問 有 何 緣
向 道 無 為 力
Statue in Hanshan Temple
Monk ShiDe is on the left
|Han Shan and Shi
Ha ha ha.
If I show
joy and ease my troubled mind,
Worldly troubles into joy
Worry for others--it does no good in the end.
great Dao, all amid joy, is reborn.
In a joyous state, ruler and
In a joyous home, father and son get along.
If brothers increase their joy, the world will flourish.
husband and wife have joy, it's worthy of song.
What guest and
host can bear a lack of joy?
Both high and low, in joy, lose
their woe before long.
Ha ha ha.
Paintings in Japanese museums
[ above; HanShan (Han-shan) and ShiDe (Shih-te), by Tensho Shubun (?);
Japan, mid 15th century; classified as national treasure
[ ShiDe (Shih-te) and HanShan (Han-Shan) portraits by Yen Hui (aka Yuang, 1280-1368); China.
HanShan symbolizes theory and pureness of thought and usually pictured with a scroll, while
ShiDe symbolizes practice and contact with the world and is usually pictured with a broom.
National Museum, Tokyo; classified as national treasures. ]