Yutang Lin

Propagating the Dharma is like cultivating land;
Plowing, weeding and irrigating year after year.
Willingly undertaken to continue wisdom lives;
Realizing its difficulty still step boldly forward.


Conveying Buddhist teachings to people is like cultivating land; dirt, mud and heavy jobs are unavoidable. If one would engage in Dharma services only when the load is light and easy to handle, then when will the opportunity arise to benefit sentient beings?

Written in Chinese on August 2, 2001
Translated on August 11, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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