Journey to the West in the Tang Dynasty-N
As early as C.629 a Chinese monk Xuanzang of Jingtu temple
Motivated by the poor quality of translations of Buddhist scripture
Undertook a hazardous journey to bring the original from India
Despite the border being closed at the time due to a war.
He travelled through Gansu, Qinghai and Tian Shan mountains
And crossed what we call Kyrgystan. Uzbekistan and Afghanistan
Reaching India in 630 and touring Indian subcontinent for 13 years
Visiting Buddhist sites and studying at ancient University of Nalanda.
He left India in 643 arriving in China in 646 with the scriptures
Establishing a monastery translating the scriptures he brought.
The spirit or third eye perceptions of Xuanzang to see the world
Was the true spirit, his body being the vehicle or craft merely.
* Inspired by Spirit eye or third eye perception contest by Rick parise.
This poem is second one.
Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2011
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