Lack of Comprehension

Yutang Lin

Making hasty moves with consequences unpredictable,
Enforcing prejudicial views with incessant persistence,
Born to create karmas and die to leave troubles behind,
Facts of life help one understand the ignorance beneath.


Sentient beings are transmigrating in suffering realms; and Buddhist teachings indicate that ignorance is the root of the phenomena. However, this fundamental ignorance is supposed to be very subtle and hardly discernable. When worldly affairs are viewed in reflection many would seem to be unreflective moves. Life of most people is just a sequence of inconsequential activities. From these reflections one readily realized the truth of Buddha's teachings. Worldly affairs are traces of ignorance that are clearly recognizable.

Written in Chinese and translated on November 3, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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