Chiao Jan (730 – 700 CE) was a Tang dynasty Chinese student of Taoism, who became a Buddhist monk at the age of forty. He followed the Chan school, and in time became the abbot of Miaoxi Temple.
If you want to be a mountain dweller…
no need to trek to India to find a mountain…
I’ve got a thousand peaks
to pick from, right here in this lake.
Fragrant grasses, white clouds,
to hold me here.
What holds you there,
Translation J.P. Seaton