英譯 – 神秀與惠能 － 菩提與明鏡
Shenxiu and Huineng – Bodhi and a Clear Reflecting Plane
英文翻譯 / English Translation﹕
I strive to be a tree of bodhi,
And have a heart of a clear reflecting plane,
Forever polishing it I will be,
To never let it be dusted and vain.
The bodhi did not really the form of a tree possess,
A clear reflector restricted not to a plane;
When not a thing ever really mattered,
Where could dust have gathered and lain?