Hermit Resting By A Stream

Hermit Resting By A StreamHermit Resting by a Stream, Ming Dynasty – Dai Jin

“As for the people and affairs of the contemporary world, they hold no attraction for me. If in becoming a teacher one thinks only of wealth and honor and is not concerned about the importance of literature, it would be better if we had no teachers. If in being a friend one thinks only of power and profit and cares nothing about the frank exchange of opinions, it would be better if we had no friends. So I close my gate, shut my door, hum poems and sing songs by myself.”
— Yoshishige no Yasutane, 931-1002

Reblogged from Artemis Dreaming

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