Right Faith

Yutang Lin

Believe in Buddha only if wishes come true;
Setback for sure means immediate renounce.
Realizing impermanence to aim at liberation,
Obeying causal laws without fancy demands.


Some said, if their worldly wishes come true, then they would believe in Buddha. This kind of faith is like fallen flowers floating on a stream that would sink immediately by waves. Right faith should be based on Buddhist teachings of impermanence and causal laws. Thus, there would be no delusive demands, only the hope that by practicing in accordance with the right Dharma one would eventually attain the liberation from suffering.

Written in Chinese and translated on May 4, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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