Buddhism . Buddhism . Life is sorrow and sorrow is caused by desires Rid self of desires Came to China from India during 1 st Century AD Based on Siddhartha Gautama- the Buddha (The Enlightened One) Lived during the 5 th Century B.C. same as Confucius
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“In the evening years given to quietude,
The world’s worries no concern of mine,
For my own needs making no other plan
Than to unlearn, return to long-loved woods:”
I loosen my robe before the breeze from pines,
My lute celebrates moonlight on mountain pass,
You ask what laws rule “failure” or “success” –
Songs of fishermen float to the still shore.
How clear are the mountains after the new rain!
The dusk of the Autumn evening is pouring in,
As moonbeams filter through the pine trees.
Cool spring-water flows over white stones.
A lone washing-girl returns homeward by the bamboo grove.
The boatman sails his barge through the lotus patch.
Although Spring is long gone
Why cannot I linger over this pleasant view?
No one can bee seen on this silent hill,
But one may hear distant voices.
The rays of the sun filter through the deep foliage
And fall refreshingly on the mosses.