Yutang Lin

Causes and conditions cannot be compelled;
Situations and opportunities stay immovable.
Only mind field remains to be still renewable;
Keep away from tangle to nurture Bodhicitta.


Staying away from worldly situations and being powerless and profitless, only then could it become easier for one to realize one's original state. Causes and conditions could not be compelled. How could situations and opportunities be replaced? Only mind field remains to be renewable because there one reaps what one sowed, and one is entitled to make choices and have preferences. Entanglements lead only to suffering; just let go of them all at once. Become pure and single-minded to resume original purity. May all attain harmonious unification of mind and body!

Written in Chinese and translated on May 19, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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