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  • wdestiny44@aol.com
    During the Tang Dynasty (around 800 AD), a well had been dug beside a wall near a famous Buddhist temple that was covered with goji vines. Over the years,
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      During the Tang Dynasty (around 800 AD), a well had been dug beside a wall near a famous Buddhist temple that was covered with goji vines. Over the years, countless berries had fallen into the well. Those who prayed there had the ruddy complexion of good health, and even at the age of eighty they had no white hair and had lost no teeth, simply because they drank the water from the well. From this legend, a poem was crafted.

      The Well of Youthful Living

      a cool well beside the monk's
      house, a clear spring feeds
      the well and the water
      has great powers, emerald
      green leaves grow on
      the wall, the deep red berries
      shine like copper, the flourishing
      branch like a walking stick,
      the old root in a dog's shape
      signals good fortune, the goji
      nourishes body and spirit,
      drink of the well and
      enjoy a long life

      ~~~Tang Dynasty poet
      Liu Yuxi (722 - 842 AD)

      Goji berries are making their presence known around
      the world.

      In the spirit of peace and love for all life,
      Sharon 444
      *Sharon Pacione*
      Wdestiny44@...












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