Fundamental Awakening

Yutang Lin

Busily rushing after foods and clothing, leisure time is rare.
Blindly running after sensual stimulants, abyss is bottomless.
Emotions and thoughts wind into knots tight and cell narrow.
Few ever reflect on what would be fundamental to human life!


Numerous are characters of people; various are their life-styles. Few are those who stop for a moment to reflect on, "What would be fundamental to life?" The evolving of environments and encounters are beyond anyone's control. Fundamental to one's life is one's peace of mind.

Written in Chinese on September 8, 2000
Translated on September 9, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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