Yutang Lin

Printing Dharma works for free distribution year after year,
Sorting, packaging and mailing cycles without ending.
No leisure for reflective thinking, inspirations stop arising.
Ruminating and fine chewing could savor the essence more.


Yearly with help from Dharma friends a bunch of Dharma books and booklets in English and Chinese are printed for free distribution. Recently last year’s bunch had just arrived. So preoccupied with sorting the books, packaging and mailing them, I had had no inspiration to write poems for days. In fact, in recent years I have already written several hundred articles. If my readers would ruminate over them, a deeper appreciation of the essence might be gained because Dharma practice evolves as years go by.

Written in Chinese on January 12, 2001
Translated on January 14, 2001

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