Blind Spot

Yutang Lin

Even though existence of the blind spot is known,
Eyes could not be implemented to rid such defects.
Having learned about suffering from self-centeredness,
Yet views and actions are still tied to personal interests.


People who have studied Buddhist teachings all know the damages caused by grasping to a self. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to realize where one's self-imposed limitations lie. Consequently, emancipation from self could not be achieved. "Self" certainly resembles the blind spot (scotoma) of the Dharma wisdom eye.

Written in Chinese on November 24, 2000
Translated on November 28, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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