Manhae, Han Yongun, Korean Buddhist monk, born 1879.






Is your voice silence?
When you’re not singing, I hear your song’s melody clearly.

Is your face darkness?
When I close my eyes, I see your face distincly.
You face is darkness.

Is your shadow light?
when the moon sets, your shadow shines on the dark window.
Your shadow is light.



It’s not for nothing that I love you.
Others love my rosy complexion, but you love my gray hair.

It’s not for nothing that I long for you.
Other’s love my smile, but you love my tears.

It’s not for nothing that I wait for you.
Others love my vigor, but you love my death.