Yutang Lin

Non-self is the basic truth clearly taught by Buddha;
The goal of practice is to be free of self-centeredness.
With intentions and efforts always aiming at oneself,
How could anyone set foot on the path of awakening?


Whoever intends to attain enlightenment should often reflect if one is working toward selflessness, or just fooling around within the self-centered circle? If one could not stay away from the confines of self, how could one ever step on the path of awakening?

Written in Chinese and translated on November 6, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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