Returning to Origin

Yutang Lin

Each drop in the ocean is indistinguishable,
Moving as a whole and unified in harmony.
In oneness no differentiating real or unreal;
Merging subject and object, origin is clear.


Human body to the Dharmadhatu is like a drop in the ocean. Grasping to oneself be too strenuous; letting it go would become natural. As a whole would remain unified in harmony, moving hither and thither without a master. Real or unreal is distinguished by conscious efforts; duality blocks limitless openness. Forgetting subjects and objects, clarity originally prevails everywhere.

Written in Chinese on September 21, 2001
Translated on September 23, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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