Beyond Control

Yutang Lin

When things are beyond control just let it be;
Tranquil mind should not be self-disturbed.
Reflective awakening comes rather after setback;
Only reality could teach sense into beings.


How many things in the world are beyond personal control? Just let it be; don't disturb yourself. Tranquility of mind is most fundamental to our lives. Reflection and awakening often would arise amidst suffering and predicament. We can only uphold the continuation of the correct teachings of Buddhism in order to help those who are keenly in pursuit of ultimate liberation.

Written in Chinese and translated on December 12, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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