The last poem of Su Shi’s life, only 28 words, covers the three realms of life, and many people are stuck in the second realm

What is the right way to pursue the value of life? What kind of life is a meaningful life?

For every creature that lives in this world, we only have one life, no matter how good or bad your life is, your life is unique and cannot be modified.

Recently, I don’t know why the phrase “I’ve heard There are many truths, but I still have a bad life.”

Once this sentence came out, it seemed to hit the pain point of many people, many people resonated, and it also pointed out the deepest feelings in people’s hearts. Confusion and confusion: what is the correct way to pursue the value of life? What kind of life is a meaningful life?

This question, in fact, the great writer Su Shi a thousand years ago has a lot to say right.

Su Shi’s life has been ups and downs.

When Su Shi was proud of his life, he was the secretary of the emperor, and he sang against the emperor, so that the monarch of a country would not come to the stage.

When Su Shi was disappointed in his life, he transformed himself into a famous wine master. He was an optimist who brought wine to the sky and an engineer who built houses.

Old Mr. Lin Yutang used “naive child” to describe Su Shi, The biggest thing in his life is the word “frankness”, and the biggest frankness is that he can “not be happy with things, and not be sad with himself”.

Su Shi has always been able to live like a child all his life. He fell down and got up. When he couldn’t walk, he was learning to walk again. What is the meaning of life?

I don’t think it’s clearer than Su Shi, don’t believe me Take a look at Su Shi’s dying poem. It is only 28 words, and it covers the three realms of life!

“The Misty Rain on Lushan Mountain”

Song Su Shi

The Misty Rain on the Lushan Mountain, Zhejiang Tide, I can’t wait until it arrives.

It’s nothing to do if you get it, the misty rain in Lushan and the tide in Zhejiang.

Everyone read Did you find it strange after finishing this poem? The beginning and the end of a poem are exactly the same, so what’s the point? Let’s talk about today, this special “Misty Rain in Lushan”.

“Lushan Misty Rain” is a Zen poem in the style of seven-character quatrains, also called “Watching the Tide”. Poetry evolved from a famous quotation by Zen Master Qingyuan Weixin (an eminent monk in the Tang Dynasty) contained in the 17th volume of “Five Lantern Festival”.

The original sentence of the quotation is:

Thirty years ago, when the old monk did not practice meditation, he saw mountains as mountains and water as water. Later, when you see knowledge firsthand, there is an entry point. Seeing mountains is not mountains, seeing water is not water. Now that I have a resting place, I can see that the moraine is a mountain, and I see that the moraine is water. People, are these three views the same or different? Someone Zi Su came to the conclusion that Xu Ru met the old monk in person.

in the quotation The “Three Kinds of Views” in the book refers to the three stages of Zen enlightenment and the three realms of entering Zen. First, seeing mountains is mountains, and seeing water is water. Second, seeing mountains is not mountains, and seeing water is not water. Third, seeing mountains is still mountains, and seeing water is still water.

Su Shi’s “Misty Rain on Lushan Mountain” also has this intention. “Lushan Misty Rain” and “Zhejiang Tide” refer to mountains and water.

When people come here, people are attracted by this landscape, they just want to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery. At this time, the mountain is the mountain, and the water is the water. This is the first realm.

Before reaching the landscape, people’s wishes were fulfilled. At this time, two situations will occur, one isYour expectations match reality. The second is that your expectations do not match reality.

At this time, people’s mood will change, or happy or disappointed. When all kinds of thoughts and thoughts come into the mind, people will lose the original intention of appreciating the landscape, which is the second realm.

When people experience all kinds of things in life, it is difficult to Go to recall your original intention, and then look at the landscape and everything in the world with the heart of a child.

I don’t know that only by returning to the original intention and having no distracting thoughts can we see the true face of the landscape again. This is the third realm.

If these three realms are summed up in short words, I think these three sentences should be appropriate.

The first realm, the first time in life, is full of joy.

The second realm, if life is just as first seen, all kinds of thoughts will come together in the heart.

The third realm, life in all its forms, returns to the basics.

Many of us have been trapped in the second Realm, there are very few people who can truly return to their true self. There are many things that trap us, such as responsibility, dreams, reality, money.

As a generation of poets and winemakers, it can be said that Su Shi has finally reached the third realm of life.