Universal Learning beyond Words

Yutang Lin

Advice and arguments out of good intention
Could hardly achieve consensus recognition.
Universal learning beyond words is only natural;
As time and space expand people gradually comprehend.


Matters at hand could hardly be changed through diligent persuasion and explanation because people involved hold diverse positions and views. Were immediate solution sought, it could not help but to result in feelings of futility and insoluble anguish. Yet looking at the evolution of all things one recognizes that, beyond human concepts, there are natural learning and imitation among all beings that result in ripples of interactions. If one could expand the sphere of one's view to the evolution over extended stretches of time and space, then one would comprehend how to achieve influence without resorting to words. In short, it is simply this: Put into practice one's beliefs, and wait for people to gradually comprehend it.

Written in Chinese and translated on April 22, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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