Gains and Losses, Seeming and Substantial

Yutang Lin

Gains and losses, seeming and substantial, whom to confide in?
Seemingly happy yet tinted with worries, solely realized within.
Interplay of opportunities and situations often play tricks on us;
Only when mind opens limitlessly could such sorrows end.


In worldly life people are often haunted by worries over gains and losses. In fact, there is a further distinction of seeming and substantial gains and losses. Fell prey to opportunities and situations, often happiness is only apparent while worries are concealed within. Only those with mind as open as the Dharmadhatu could remain unaffected by transient gains and losses to escape the tension of such unending ups and downs.

Written in Chinese and translated on August 24, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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