(This is an image I made almost ten years ago, outside Hangzhou, PRC, in Zhejiang Province, west of Shanghai, at a wonderful temple called Lingyin Si, set next to Xi Hu, or West Lake, one of the most beautiful spots in China. This is a Chan temple established in 328 CE, a century before Bodhidharma. The hill in front of the temple is limestone and contains dozens of caves with intricately carved images, hand-rubbed to a fine sheen over centuries. The hill is named Feilai Feng, or “the peak that flew hither”. The belief is that this hill flew to China from India. Do hills fly?)
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