Yutang Lin

Birth and death carry no belongings.
Originally beings are just so carefree.
From now on live in this awakening.
Through mud stay clean to enjoy life.


At birth there is no thought of belongings. At death there is no time for considerations. Worldly considerations are originally irrelevant. Abide in original purity; no need to fuss with dusts. With this awakening save oneself and help others.

Written in Chinese on March 13, 2001
Translated on March 15, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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