Attaining Enlightenment and Becoming Path

Yutang Lin

Why is attaining enlightenment called becoming path?
Invisibly merged into non-self to serve as a path for practice.
To facilitate coming and going let others tread at will;
Dusts rise without rest, and tracks left across all over.


Roads provide conveniences to people without asking for understanding or appreciation. Despite flying dusts that never settle down, with tracks left all over its body it silently undertakes everything. The ideal of selfless service to benefit others could find no better model than this. Attaining enlightenment through merging into non-self has no expression, except to silently undertake the great service of providing salvation guidance and help to sentient beings.

Written in Chinese: August 7, 1999
Translated: October 12, 1999
El Cerrito, California

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