("The Five Ranks") by Tung-Shan Liang-Chieh, d.869 C.E.
Phenomena Within the Real
At the beginning of the night's third watch, before there is moonlight, Do not be surprised to meet yet not recognize What is surely a familiar face from the past. The Real Within Phenomena An old crone, having just awakened, comes upon an ancient mirror; That which is clearly reflected in front of her face is none other than her own likeness. Do not lose sight of your face again and go chasing after your shadow.
Coming From Within the RealAmidst nothingness there is a road far from the dust. If you are simply able to avoid the ruling monarch's personal name, Then you will surpass the eloquence of previous dynasties. Going Within TogetherTwo crossed swords, neither permitting retreat: Dexterously wielded, like a lotus amidst fire. Similarly, there is a natural determination to ascend the heavens. Arriving Within TogetherFalling into neither existence nor nonexistence, who dares harmonize? People fully desire to exit the constant flux; But after bending and fitting, in the end still return to sit in the warmth of the coals.