Choice of Action and Inaction

Yutang Lin

Right or wrong, superior or inferior, how distant the variance!
How could it be chosen without in depth engagement?
Bystanders giving commands amounts to pulling the elbows;
Helpless in the firing line, buried under injustice done and lost.


To a choice of action and inaction, the resulting right or wrong, superior or inferior approaches are often of marked distinctions. The consequences and influences could also be drastic. If the decisions were made by people who does not have firsthand experiences, then those who are actually engaging in the matter could be put in a no-win situation. May people who participate in Dharma activities pay special attention to this kind of problems and avoid such unfortunate mistakes.

Written in Chinese: November 14, 1998
Translated: August 30, 1999
El Cerrito, California

[Home][Back to list][Back to Chinese versions]