A Matter of Conscience

Yutang Lin

Facing death everything becomes helpless;
The only thing that still matters is peace of mind.
Constantly reflecting thus would ease disentangling;
Effective practice is to maintain original conscience.


Often reflect on the helplessness of facing death, one would readily recognize how to apply efforts in practice. Worldly things eventually become illusive. A generous and earnest mind would benefit others and bring peace to oneself; how could one not enjoy abiding in it?

Written in Chinese: November 14, 1998
Translated: August 29, 1999
El Cerrito, California

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