Dharma Connections

Yutang Lin

Snowflakes falling constantly into burning furnace;
Scenes of this transient life pass our eyes into naught.
Pure blue bright flame, having exhausted dust and dirt,
Shines on passersby to reveal its ardent enthusiasm.


How are matters of this transient life? One after another all turned messy in a blink. Only matters of mind remain of significance; has one grown through experiences? In Dharma connections deposit true feelings; be it shallow or profound there is no compelling. So delicate is this thin thread, all in the past, present and future would care for it. Mountains and oceans can not hinder; all in the ten directions are sharing one mind.

Written in Chinese on February 23, 2001
Translated on March 12, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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