Key to Purify the Mind

Yutang Lin

To purify the mind there is a secret;
Live one's life as if at the time of death.
All matters are settled right then;
Neither hindrances nor demands.


From where do sorrows come?
All stem from lack of purity.
Selfish intention not eradicated,
No time would come to benefit others.
Right now as if near death,
All matters make settled.
Only sincerity remains
To serve beings encountered.

Written in Chinese: April 12, 1999
Translated: September 19, 1999
El Cerrito, California

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