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3 Zachary Chen

3 Chen Zachary Watching the New Year Lantern Festival on the roof of Tisch A dark sky The fires float away To nothing   Shukke, translated literally as “leaving home”, is a Buddhist process of abandoning the world. The reason … Continue reading

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1 Chen Zachary

1 Chen Zachary Walking to Tisch Library after class, I saw a stranger take a picture of the sun. The snow-covered ground, We stand on the hill And watch the sun set  The tension between evanescence and form is an interesting … Continue reading

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2 Chen Zachary

2 Chen Zachary I was walking through a cemetery on my way home These trees Will bloom again in Spring. The rows of stone.   The three fundamental Buddhist notions of “Anitya”, “Dukha”, and “Anatman” have given me a lot … Continue reading

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