The Wanderer

The sage wanders about as he pleases

and lives on whatever may come.

Contentment ever dwells in his heart.

And when the sun sets,

he rests where he is.

6 thoughts on “The Wanderer

  1. Nice. This might sound silly, but it reminds me of my favorite television character, Kwai Chang Caine, from my favorite show growing up, Kung Fu. It wasn’t actually Buddhism, it was vague “Eastern philosophy” – but it was a great show. 🙂

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  2. I didn’t know if you’d ever heard of the show.
    It’s set in the 1870s and is about a Shaolin monk forced to leave China after committing a crime in defense of his sensei. His mother was Chinese and he grew up in China, but his father had been born in the U.S. His parents died when he was young and he joined the monastery. He fled to the U.S. and spends his days searching for his half-brother. While doing this he travels only by foot, eats only roots and vegetables he digs up himself, helps and teaches everyone he meets and learns. And, he is a man of peace, but due to the barbaric tendencies of white men in the western U.S. in those days, he constantly needs to use his martial arts skills to defend himself and others he sees being victimized. It aired from 1972-75.
    People in the U.S. didn’t understand Buddhism and the creators of the show didn’t actually know it themselves so they used vague Eastern philosophy to teach lessons. They also hired a Karate practitioner to choreogragh the martial arts until someone who knew Kung Fu was hired. It had it’s flaws, but is still my favorite show. 😀

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