Yutang Lin

Ideas and actions ultimately amount to what?
Tiny dots on colorful scenes of the universe.
Accumulation of carvings molds disposition.
Up or downwards was in one's own choosing.


One's motivation and actions are but tiny fragments in the boundless jigsaw puzzle of the universe; how could they be of any definite impact? Nevertheless, through accumulation over time personal disposition and temperament is carved and molded. As one's views and character dictate one's course of life unfolds upwards or downwards. Once this is understood, when one needs to make a choice, one should reflect on the resulting impact to one's personality and prefer merits to downfall.

Written in Chinese and translated on March 17, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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