Giving and Receiving

Yutang Lin

Possessions eventually turn into burdens;
Giving and receiving to convey intention.
Carefully matching necessity with utility
To circulate and develop full potentiality.


Material possessions would eventually become a burden. Giving and receiving things mainly to convey intentions. Matching need and use in giving is up to the vision of the giver. Potentials may be developed; abundance and lacking may be exchanged. In giving and receiving thoughtfulness would be appropriate.

Written in Chinese on July 23, 2001
Translated on August 4, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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